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Warner Textile Archive

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For students of textlles and those interested in industrial history.

A timely visit to Warner's in Colour: A Tool for Design exhibition to coincide with BBC Radio 4... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2018
A Real must see

If you're into fabrics and textiles, then this is pure heaven. Real great place to visit, so... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 November 2018

A timely visit to Warner's in Colour: A Tool for Design exhibition to coincide with BBC Radio 4 Extra's repeat of Tracey Logan's Technicolour series from 2013. A fresh amd modern display featuring information on the history of the Warner family, the development of silk...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JoyTraveller1955
Reviewed 3 September 2018

If you have visited Braintree District Museum in town and come here on the same day, provided you have kept your receipt you will not be charged admission! Fortunately I had! This 'museum' is very specialised and is more of interest to someone involved in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

If you're into fabrics and textiles, then this is pure heaven. Real great place to visit, so interesting!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

A must see for people studying history of textiles. The main area has cabinets with textiles, drawings and other artefacts from the Industry. There are some old but fascinating videos to watch as well. Unfortunately no photography is allowed. It is good for high schoolers...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank neith2017
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Braintree,Halstead,Sudbury and other towns in the area are associated with the silk weaving trade, developed through the Hugenots, expelled by Louis 14th of France: his loss, our gain! Their highest quality silks have been supplied royalty,furnished the National Gallery and many other prestigious customers for...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Famous for being the location where the Queen's Coronation Robes were made, the Warner Textile Archive was returned to Braintree with the help of lottery funding. Open only on Wednesday this is a great resource for the town and absolutely fascinating to visit to learn...More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank Fallowhurst
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The Warner Textil Archive houses a wonderful collection of fabrics and is a great source of inspiration for students and keen textile makers and users. Sadly, it can only open a couple of days a week, but it offers an increasingly wide range of courses...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank Karen N
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We joined an "Invitation to View" organised trip and found the textile archive - and the history surrounding the English silk (and wool weaving) industry fascinating. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank An_Old_Burian
Reviewed 7 October 2015

The Warner Textile Archive is situated in part of the old mill buildings in Braintree centre. Open to the public is a museum displaying just a fraction of the large number of fabrics, designs, costumes and other treasures related to the fabric industry that the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Happiestgardener
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Well worth dropping in for an hour to see a wonderful collection of British textiles from designers such as William Morris and learn a little of the history. Lovely little shop with beautiful design items at reasonable prices. Only open to the public on Weds...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank carmel_crawford30
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