Braintree District Museum

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At Braintree Museum the story of the Braintree District and its diverse industrial and cultural history unfolds

The main galleries examine the development of the area from prehistory to the twenty-first century, focusing upon the textile and manufacturing industries of Courtaulds, Warner & Sons and Crittalls, with additional displays of Castle Hedingham pottery, the work of the Great Bardfield artists and Essex straw and lace.

A general visit to the Braintree District Museum will provide 1 hour of Children's University learning for your Passport.  There are a number of other activities available at the Museum where you will also be able to collect learning stamps....some of these are listed below.

May Half term activities:

Africa:  Design and create your own African mask, Ndebele House and collar necklace. 

Date of Activity: Tuesday 30th May 2017

Mexico: Viva Mexico! Decorate your own mini sombrero, maracas and Mexican mirror to take home with you. 

Date of Activity: Wednesday 31st May 2017

China:  Celebrate Chinese culture by making a lantern, dragon puppet and rattle drum. 

Date of Activity: Thursday 1st June 2017

Australia: Be inspired by aboriginal art before creating your own dot picture, boomerang and didgeridoo.

Date of Activity: Friday 2nd June 2017

Each activity runs for 2 hours and is open to 5 to 10 year olds.