Welcome to Braintree District Museum

Based in the former Manor Street School building since 1993, the Museum conserves and celebrates the history of Braintree and its surrounding areas, focusing on the District’s industrial and cultural achievements as well as its many notable personalities. To find out more please visit our ‘Museum Overview‘ page, or for more information on our collections please click here. For a map of our location please visit our Visiting Us’ Page and scroll to the bottom. 


Super Six pictureThe Museum runs a wide range of children’s activities on Saturdays and during the school holidays.  Come along and have a go at arts and crafts or experience our animal encounters! Visit our Children’s events page to find out more.

The Super6 has arrived

The Museum is once again working hard to save parents money on summer holiday activities.  For £15 a child can enjoy our 6 weeks of activities saving up to £135. Click here for more information and to download a copy of the 6 week programme.

War on the Home Front

Saturday 1 August 2015

10am until 4pm

War on the homefrontTo coincide with our current exhibition, World War Two: The People’s Story, Braintree District Museum is holding a day of talks and activities for all the family on life on the Home Front on Saturday 1st August.

There will be a military jeep display, join us and have a go at using a stirrup pump and putting out an incendiary bomb, dress up as an air raid warden and try some rationing cakes and biscuits. There are talks and book signings as well are ‘Vocal Reflections’ singing wartime songs.

Normal Admission applies. Children FREE excluding craft activity which is included in our Super Six program or £5 charge.

For more information on timings and how to book a space on either the craft activity or a place on one of our talks please click on the image


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Braintree Museum holds special events and talks throughout the year. These include our Showtime! events, in conjunction with Braintree District Community Transport, educational talks on the local area as well as the annual Open Art Exhbition held in the Museum Gallery. To find out what’s coming up click here,


Magna - WW2 A4 LandscapeUncover Braintree District’s varied history and famous figures at our exhibitions. Learn about the role our town and region played in key national events and how the past has shaped the district today. What role did Essex barons play in the Magna Carta story? What was it like to live through the bombing raids of the 1940s? For more information about our current exhibitions please click here

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We look forward to welcoming you soon!

The Braintree District Museum Team

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