Please note: This house does not offer free entry to Historic House members.
For alternative options please see other opening options.

Other opening

Overview

Situated in part of the original mid-nineteenth century mill buildings, the archive has over 100,000 textile and wallpaper samples, paper designs and documents showing the history of Warner & Sons.

Located in the heart of Braintree, Essex, the Warner Textile Archive narrates the rich history of a great British industry from its roots in the eighteenth century to the international success of Warner & Sons in the twentieth century.

Visitors can explore a selection of over a hundred textiles and designs in the permanent Warner Gallery. Changing temporary displays in the gallery and shop expand the range of items on view.

 As part of an Invitation to View visit you will gain exclusive access to the archive collection where you will see a selection of the different fabrics and designs produced, along with a talk on the history of Warner & Sons. In the archive shop you will find jewellery, scarves, books, greetings cards and other gifts, many of which are based on designs from our Collection.


Opening
Opening

Visit by private tour only.

Find Us
Find us

Silks Way is a turning off South Street; follow the road around behind the second row of white weatherboarded buildings and parking (including for disabled people) is available on the paved area at the back of the archive accessed from the left hand side of Silks Way. Please ignore the sign about coaches.

Forthcoming Tours

15 Oct 2020
10AM - 1PM | £20.00

10 Nov 2020
10AM - 1PM | £20.00

Tour Overview

The tour includes a gallery talk, a visit to the archive store, and tea or coffee with biscuits and home-made cakes.

Tour Duration

2 - 2.5 hours

Tour price

£20.00 per person.

Refreshments

Tea or coffee with biscuits and home-made cakes.

Access Notes

Full disabled access across the whole building.

Special restrictions

No photography, no dogs.


Opening
Opening

Visit by private tour only.

Find Us
Find us

Silks Way is a turning off South Street; follow the road around behind the second row of white weatherboarded buildings and parking (including for disabled people) is available on the paved area at the back of the archive accessed from the left hand side of Silks Way. Please ignore the sign about coaches.

Other opening