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.

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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.

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The 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.

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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

 Museum News April 2015

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