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Better than I expected

Knowing very little about the history of Braintree, I wasn't sure that this would be that... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Ken C
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Black Notley, United Kingdom
Filled with history and nostalgia

I've visited the museum a few times with my Nan, of whom actually attended the building for school... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
sunsetsandsunshine
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

Knowing very little about the history of Braintree, I wasn't sure that this would be that interesting. How wrong I was... In the front garden stands the John Ray Statue. John Ray (1627 -1705) was a naturalist, in fact probably the most influential naturalist of...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018

I've visited the museum a few times with my Nan, of whom actually attended the building for school before it was turned into a museum! She always comments on how strange it is to see her classroom now as an exhibit. Fairly hidden away, but...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Friendly helpful staff greet you and make you feel comfortable. Great to find out about how Flemish immigrants made the town famous for its wool cloth trade. How Boston USA and Braintree UK are linked. Most surprising is about a local lad John Ray who...More

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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We attended on behalf of Essex Federation of WI's and had a really enjoyable time. Liked the album covers & the clothes along with toys which brought back many memories.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

Really enjoyed the Christmas crafts at the museum, such a Braintree hidden gem. Enjoyed looking around the museum, staff were very welcoming, and lovely gift shop.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Lovely exhibition with a lot of interactive exhibits to keep the children happy. The staff are both friendly and accommodating

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Braintree and the surrounding areas were important for silk production, since the Hugenots arrived here. John Ray was a pioneering botanist. Critalls made an enormous contribution to Modernist architecture with their steel-framed and shaped windows across Europe. John Critall was also a patron of modern...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent small museum. with lots of interesting items and good features displays and events for children .

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We visited Braintree Museum this week and were so impressed with the exciting new Harry Potter exhibition. There were plenty of cool things to see and do, and the children's workshops were amazing. On the day we visited there were some super crafts, including kite...More

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BraintreeMuseumStaff, Guest Relations Manager at Braintree District Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Lisa B, thank-you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you to Braintree Museum again soon.

Reviewed 9 August 2017

We took our grand children, 6 and 8 and spent a full two hours working our way around the detailed and fun Hogwarts exhibits. They loved writing letters for the Owls to post and filling their potion pots. Having the House selection wall was genius...More

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BraintreeMuseumStaff, Guest Relations Manager at Braintree District Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2017

Dear Gina H, thank-you so much for your review. We are pleased to hear you and your grandchildren enjoyed our exhibition, and look forward to welcoming you back to Braintree Museum soon!

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Tiffany S
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The Museum is a 7 minute walk from Braintree train station, which provides services running into London Liverpool Street. Hedingham buses, First Group and other local bus companies run regular services from all surrounding... More
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