Welcome To Braintree 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.

Museum Hours

The Museum is open all year round.
Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10am till 4pm
(last admissions at 3.30pm)


Museum Admission

Adults  £5
Concessions 65+  £3
Children 5 to 16 year olds  £3
Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult
Children under 5  Free

Family Ticket £20*

Groups - any group with more than 6 people wanting to visit please contact us in regards to availability and accesibility.

Daycare Groups - it is essential that you let us know you want to visit so we can make sure we have enough room and all our interactives are available. We charge £1 admission per child and adults go free. If you just show up on the day we will charge admission for the attending adults.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Friends of Braintree District Museum Free
Museums Association, Art Pass Free
Carers accompanying disabled people Free (this does not include childminders or daycare staff)


*For a maximum of 4 people, giving museum admission for 12 months from date purchased, excludes events, gift aid optional, only available for purchase at the Museum.

Getting To Us

Museum Address
Braintree Museum, Manor Street, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3HW

The Museum has no onsite parking.
Please note that due to the Manor Street Regeneration, Manor and Victoria Street car parks opposite the Museum are now closed.
Please see the alternative parking options for visiting the Museum here

Public Transport
Braintree Train station with a direct line to London Liverpool Street, Witham and Chelmsford is a short walk of 5-10 minutes.
Braintree Bus Park is located opposite the Museum with links to Witham, Colchester, Chelmsford, Halstead, Stansted Airport and more.


The Museum Shop

Unique, original and interesting!
Are you looking for a unique gift or present for someone and like to shop local? Then The Museum Shop is the place to be. We are one of the last independent gift shops in Braintree and our aim is to provide the Museum visitors as well as the local community with unique, original and interesting gifts themed to the Museum’s collections and the Braintree district. Alongside these unique gifts there will also be children’s toys, local honey and some beautiful home and garden wares.
We also offer a photograph reproduction service where visitors can have a choice of thousands of historical local photographs from the Museum’s collections.
The Museum shop is open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 4pm

Something Scrummy at Braintree museum...
Our Café

A perfect place to enjoy lunch or refreshments as part of your visit.
We offer a wide range of freshly made sandwiches, on various breads, delivered daily by our local baker and our fillings are made each day on site as well as baked jacket potatoes, salad bowls, soup (during the Winter months) and sausage rolls.

Our cakes are freshly made from scratch offering a vast selection from various flavours of brownies, to old favourites such as bread pudding and Victoria sandwich.

A children’s menu is also available and there is a good selection of hot and cold drinks.

We offer takeaway, in and outdoor seating.

Something Scrummy also offer catering. If you want to find out more visit their website somethingscrummy.net 


Braintree Museum is situated in the heart of Braintree town and is based in the old Manor Street School building. The Museum is based on one level. Staff and Visitor Services Volunteers are on hand at the reception to offer assistance. We look forward to welcoming you.

If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01376 328868 or contact us using the enquiry form on our contact page: https://braintreemuseum.co.uk/contact-us/

For our full access statement click here


School Visits

Braintree Museum is an evocative and engaging destination 
ideally suited to school visits offering comprehensive education packages.


Group Visits

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.



Our sleepovers are a brilliant way for Girlguides and Scouts to experience the museum after dark and discover Braintree’s fascinating past. Throughout this overnight event, you will get the opportunity to achieve a number of interest and challenge badges through our hands-on workshops.