With a National Art Pass you get
The more you see, the more we do.
The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.
Discover the eclectic history of the Essex town of Braintree.
Based in the former Manor Street School building, Braintree Museum celebrates and cares for the town’s history, particularly following its achievements and contributions to industry and creativity from the prehistoric era to the 21st century.
Explore collections dedicated to companies such as Crittall Windows, notable manufacturers of steel-framed windows, and the Courtauld and Warner textile firms. Other unique collections explore the celebrated naturalist John Ray, the First and Second World Wars, geology and fossils, photography, and art and ceramics.
A varied programme of exhibitions explores everything from art and textiles to science and local history, plus there are also regular events and community activities on offer. And why not step back in time through the museum’s Victorian classroom.
Listen to dress historian Amber Butchart take her partner, illustrator Rob Flowers, to Braintree Museum in Essex, on our podcast, Meet Me at the Museum. They uncover the area’s strong textiles heritage and explore what fabrics and design can tell us about society over time.