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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.

Miss Jean Claydon weaver of Queensway open day

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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FREE! Heritage Open Days 2022

10th September and 17th September 2022

Book in to enjoy a free behind the scenes visit at the Warner Textile Archive. There will be a guided tour focusing on innovation within the design and manufacture of textiles by Warner & Sons from the 1830s – 1980s. See historic textiles up-close including early examples of surface-roller printed curtains, innovations in the use of alternative yarns and geometric patterns in the 1930s, through to experimentations with screen-printing in the 1950s. Visits include exclusive access to our collection store which is not normally open to the public. Whilst in Braintree you have the opportunity to visit Braintree Museum for free, which hosts the Warner & Sons Gallery showcasing more pioneering textile processes from Warner & Sons. Tours at the Warner Textile Archive last approximately 20 minutes, with further time to view our displays and visit our shop.

Book your tickets here

Directions
Warner Textile Archive can be found behind a series of white weather boarded buildings on South Street, turn left down Silks Way and follow the road round where there is disabled parking. We are a five minute walk from Braintree Town railway station and Braintree Bus Park. car parking for Braintree Town can be found here http://www1.parkingpartnership.org/north/about-braintree-braintreecarparks

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