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 and its many notable personalities. To find out more please visit our ‘Museum Overview‘ page.

Children’s Discovery Club – Saturday and Half Term Fun for £10

Discovery Club

Running from Saturday 20 September until Saturday 20 December 2014 from 11am till 12pm children are invited to join the Museum’s Discovery Club and enjoy our many fun and educational activities.

From autumn crafts, including searching for mini beast, to bringing the ‘Jurassic Experience’ to Braintree.

Half-term sees the museum bringing back its popular science workshops based on Halloween and Hocus Pocus, a Halloween party and Innovation are back teaching Micheal Jackson’s Thriller and there will be prizes for the best dressed Zombies!!!!!!

Leading to Christmas we will be teaching children how different Christmas is in other cultures as well as a Very British Christmas.

In conjunction with Warner Textile Archive and Braintree Library we will be taking part in The Big Draw Day.

As with our successful Fantastic Five activities during the summer membership of the Discovery Club costs £10 per child which covers both the Saturday and Half Term Activities.

Booking is advisable and we hope to welcome you soon

Advanced booking of activities for the Discovery Club is only open to Discovery Club ticket holders. Tickets are non-transferable. 

Current Exhibitions: Braintree District at War – 1914-1918

5th August – 19th December 2014

First World War Exhibition

This exhibition explores the impact of the First World War on the District, as well as the enormous contributions local people and industries made to the war effort, in particular the work of the East Anglian Munitions Committee and the factories of Crittalls and Lake and Elliot. 


The museum houses many collections. Current collecting strengths include: archaeology, ceramics, local history, photographs and textiles.


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We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Braintree District Museum Team

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