Educational Visits

The Archive is proud to be able to offer educational visits for students in primary school, secondary school, college and university. Investigating a variety of subjects, the Archive’s educational visits are a fun and engaging way to learn something new through practical and interactive sessions.

For more information on our educational visits please contact the Archive by calling 01376 557741 or emailing

Detail of hand woven 19th century silks and hand dye ledger. 1860’s.

Bespoke Visits
The Archive is able to offer bespoke visits for university students. These visits will explore a specified area of the Collection which you wish to learn about. The visits can be either a full day or a half day and provide a unique opportunity for students to gain access to a Collection that will directly benefit their studies. These packages are available as POA as they require dedicated research time.

Partnership Working
The Archive is currently welcoming educational partnerships with colleges and universities. The Archive is dedicated to using the Collection to support and benefit students studying within the textile and design industries. We are happy to discuss partnership working, allowing educational institutions to use the Archive to support their students and academic delivery on a regular basis. As an educational partner of the Archive we are able to work together to design and develop a programme that will support your students year after year, all the way through their education. These partnerships will be unique to each institution to ensure all parties benefit and that needs are met. If you are interested in becoming an educational partner of the Archive please contact us to discuss further.


The Collection Store.

Visits take place at:
Warner Textile Archive, Silks Way, Braintree CM7 3GB

Free parking is available adjacent to the Archive for a number of cars or a coach. Alternatively, we are a five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park.

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