The main galleries
The main galleries examine the development of the area from prehistory to the twenty-first century, focusing upon the textile and manufacturing industries of Courtaulds, Warner & Sons and Crittalls, with additional displays of Castle Hedingham pottery, the work of the Great Bardfield artists, and Essex straw and lace.
Braintree Museum is a popular destination for school trips with a Victorian or Evacuees theme. Many other activities and events are offered throughout the year, and the characterful Museum Shop is a unique retail outlet in the town.
Opening times and admission fee
- Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
- Adults £3.00
- Concessions £1.50
- Children free when accompanied by a paying adult
- Visitors acting as carers for people with disabilities may enter the Museum free of charge.
Please note: Admission allows free re-entry within a month on production of a receipt.
Braintree Museum welcomes visits from groups during opening hours, or out of normal hours by prior arrangement. These visits are tailored to each group’s particular requirements, whether they have a specific interest or just a curiosity about the area in general
The Museum is adjacent to two car parks, and within a few minutes walk from George Yard multi-storey car park.