Warner Textile Archive

About

The Warner Textile Archive is the largest publicly owned collection from a luxury textile manufacturer in the UK. The collection is a rich design resource documenting the history of Warner & Sons, a company that produced fabric for royal weddings and pioneered manufacturing techniques that have never again been replicated. The Archive is housed in an original Victorian Warner & Sons mill in Braintree that was refurbished in 2004 to hold the significant collection. The collection comprises over 100,000 items, including designs on paper, hand woven textiles, printed textiles, business records, photographs and manufacturing equipment.

The Warner Textile Archive is open by appointment for research visits, and has a groups visit programme to welcome visitors onsite. Please visit our website for more information on booking a visit.

Guide Prices

The Warner Textile Archive is open by appointment for research visits, and has a groups visit programme to welcome visitors onsite. Please visit our website for more information on booking a visit.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Children

  • Baby changing facilities

COVID-19 Response

  • Currently closed - The Warner Textile Archive is open by appointment for research visits, and has a groups visit programme to welcome visitors onsite. Please visit our website for more information on booking a visit.

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups
  • Guided tours for groups

Parking

  • Free Parking

Suitability

  • School Trips

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Route Guides

Warner Textile Archive

Type:Museum

Silks Way, BRAINTREE, Essex, CM7 3GB
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Tel01376 316780

Opening Times

* The Warner Textile Archive is open by appointment for research visits, and has a groups visit programme to welcome visitors onsite. Please visit our website for more information on booking a visit.

Pre-booked group visits are welcomed, and include an introductory talk and, if requested, a tour of the Archive Store. Refreshments can also be provided. Please phone 01376 316780 or click here for further details.

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