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, or for more information on our collections please click here.

Current Exhibition

Thinking Thread and Octet by Sara Impey and Anglia Textile Works

A beautiful and thought-provoking quilt exhibition by local nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. For further information please click here.

Childrens Activities

Childrens Activity image 2015The Museum runs a host of children’s activities on Saturdays and during the school holidays.  These activities range from animal encounters to various craft activities. Our Saturday events begin 3 January 2015.  Visit our Children’s events page for more information.

Adult EventsTea & Talks 2015

For adults the Museum runs numerous events tailored to our adult audiences.  These include our Showtime! events, in conjunction with Braintree District Community Transport, to educational talks on the local area. For more information click here,


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  • Visit our ‘What’s On’ Page

We look forward to welcoming you soon,

The Braintree District Museum Team

 Museum News April 2015

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