Adult Group Experience Days

Braintree District Museum welcomes visits from adult groups and has developed a tailored range of Experience Packages to help you get the most out of your visit to the museum.

These days give you the chance to go ‘behind the scenes’ and find out more about the collections and exhibitions by taking part in a guided tour, and you can also enjoy a talk from our wide talks catalogue. Our Deluxe Experience also gives you the chance to time-travel back to Victorian times with our ‘Victorian Classroom Experience’, creating a truly memorable day. These visits are suitable for social, historical, educational, corporate and charity groups, and corporate groups looking for something a bit different.

Whether you are interested in local history, curious about the museum, or just looking for a day out for your group that is just that little bit different we are sure these experiences will provide an unforgettable day.

We have a range of options available for your visit, enabling you to tailor a package to suit your requirements. If you would like to discuss a bespoke visit please contact us on 01376 325266 or by emailing

To download an information pack on our Experience Days and to see the full list of available talks please click here: Adult Group Visits

The following options are available:

  • Curator-led guided tour of the museum (1 hour)
  • Themed talk (45 minutes)
  • Victorian Classroom Experience (1 hour)
  • Refreshments – Lunch or Afternoon Tea depending on the time of your visit

Below are our pre-designed experience packages but you can also select the options that best suit your group.

Standard Experience: Guided Tour and Themed Talk (2 hours)

P1020123All of our adult group packages include a tour of the museum conducted by a member of staff and a 45 minute talk on a topic related to the collections and local history. The list of talk topics is below, please confirm your preferred theme when booking.

Price: £7 per adult

Advanced Experience: Guided Tour, Themed Talk and Refreshments (3 hours)

All the features of the basic package, plus refreshments of hot and cold drinks and luxury hand-make cakes to be served at a time of your choosing during your experience.

Price: £10 per adult

Deluxe Experience Package: Guided Tour, Themed Talk, Victorian Classroom Experience and Refreshments (4 hours)

victorian-classroom-adult-group-Jan-2010-002This package offers a full museum experience, with a guided gallery tour, a 45 minute talk on a topic of your choice and a one hour ‘Victorian Classroom Experience’. This session takes place in our Victorian classroom and is led by a Victorian teacher. Travel back in time and try 19th Century handwriting and arithmetic and find out more about life in Victorian times. Refreshments of hot and cold drinks and luxury hand-made cakes will be served half-way through your experience.

Price: £14 per adult

If you would be interested in booking one of the above options please print and return the booking form below.

Museum Group Booking Form (print and return)

Other Group Visit Options

Alternatively, if you would like to discuss specific visit requests please do contact us and we will try and help. Group visits can be arranged both during opening hours and out of normal hours in advance. Our well stocked Museum Shop can also be opened out of normal hours if requested, where you will find a wide range of gifts, jewellery and books.

Feedback on our Adult Group Visits

Many thanks for the tour of the museum and the talk which you gave to members of Rayleigh Grange U3A local history group on Friday.  We were all very impressed by the museum and wished that we could have spent longer there.  The old schoolroom was particularly interesting and brought back many memories.

Would you thank the ladies who served the refreshments too please.  The cake went down very well, as I think you will have noticed from the plates which we cleared.

Rayleigh Grange U3A, March 2015