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Braintree District Museum Trust Group Visit Programme

A: Introductory talk on the history of Braintree and Braintree Museum £15.00pp (minimum £150.00)

B: Introductory talk on the history of Warner & Sons and the Warner Textile Archive (held at Braintree Museum) £15.00pp (minimum £150.00)

C: Introductory talk on the history of Braintree and Braintree Museum followed by a tour led by our Curator focusing on one of the following £20.00pp (minimum £200.00)

  1. The current exhibition
  2. Highlight History of Braintree
  3. Courtaulds the business and family
  4. Crittalls

D: Introductory talk on the history of Warner & Sons (held at Braintree Museum) followed by a behind the scenes visit to the Warner Textile Archive focusing on one of the following £20.00pp (minimum £200.00)

  1. Warner & Sons Through the Ages
  2. Warner & Sons: Royal Connections and Commissions
  3. ‘Britain Can Make It’: Warner & Sons in the 1930s – 1950s

All group visits include refreshments. Visits last between 1½ – 3 hours depending on visit option and size of group. Maximum group size 30 people.

To book please call 01376 328868 or email museum.info@bdmt.org.uk.

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Visits include an introductory talk on the history of Warner & Sons held at Braintree Museum, followed by a behind the scenes visit to the Warner Textile Archive store with an expert guide for CELEBRATING THE PLATINUM JUBILEE: SILKS AND VELVETS FOR ROYALTY where you will get the chance to see textiles made for royal events and palaces up close. The tour includes a short walk through historic Braintree to change venues. Price: £20pp. All tours include refreshments of tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits offered half way through your visit. The tour lasts approximately 2½ hours. Both Braintree Museum and the Warner Textile Archive have fully disabled access. In our shops at both Braintree Museum and the Warner Textile Archive you will find a range of gifts inspired by designs in the collection. To get in touch call 01376 328868 or email museum.info@bdmt.org.uk. There is a variety of pay and display car parks in and around Braintree town centre.  http://www1.parkingpartnership.org/north/about-braintree-braintreecarparks  Disabled parking by arrangement.

Available dates:

Saturday 28th May 2022 10.30am -1pm

Thursday 30th June 2022 10.30am -1pm

Wednesday 5th October 2022 1pm -3.30pm

Friday 18th November 2022 10.30am -1pm

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This talk is a free event from the Warner Textile Archive, Braintree District Museum Trust, to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. Booking is required in advance. The talk will be live-streamed on Zoom and you will receive details via email on how to access prior to the start time. Ticket booking will be suspended 3 hours before the start of the event.

The talk starts at 7.30pm and lasts for approximately 1.5 hours, including a Q&A session at the end. A recording of the online event is not included in the purchase of your ticket.

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