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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.

About Braintree Museum

Based in the former Manor Street School, Braintree Museum conserves and celebrates the history of Braintree and surrounding area, focusing on the industrial and cultural achievements as well as its notable personalities: https://www.braintreemuseum.co.uk/

About the Warner Textile Archive

The Warner Textile Archive is the largest publicly owned collection from a luxury textile manufacturer in the UK. The collection is a rich design resource documenting the history of Warner & Sons, a company that produced fabric for royal weddings and pioneered manufacturing techniques that have never again been replicated.

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

Lunar Rocket - fabric

As part of an Invitation to View visit you will experience an introductory talk on the history of Warner & Sons and the Warner Textile Archive (held at Braintree Museum) and then make your way to the Warner Textile Archive to see behind the scenes in our store. Refreshments and cake included.

TOUR DURATION
2½ hours

TOUR PRICE
£20.00 per person.

ACCESS NOTES
Full disabled access across both Braintree Museum and the Warner Textile Archive.

VISITOR FEEDBACK

“Excellent such an informative and enjoyable visit. Thank you.”

“Friendly staff and a beautiful collection. I shall come again.”

“I just wanted to write and say a very big ‘thank you’ after our visit. You made us most welcome and we were fascinated by the history of the Archive and by all the exhibits. What an interesting morning! Please convey our thanks to the lady who showed us and let us ‘share’ all those lovely samples of fabric.”

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