Textiles and Shopping

Essex is an absolute treasure trove when looking at new and exciting tours. This new tour is no exception. Easily accessible and great value for money makes this day out a must.

Discover the rich history of Warner & Sons and how the Warner Textile Archive was created with this fascinating group visit. An introductory talk on the history of Warner & Sons and the Warner Textile Archive allows you to hear how the original weaving mill operated and about the depth and quality of the design that is housed in the Archive’s collection of over 100,000 items. Enjoy some light refreshments whilst you explore the Archive Gallery, discovering the stories behind the original textiles, paper designs and printing blocks that are on display.


After your visit make your way to your restaurant just a 5 minute drive away. After your three course lunch you will have time to explore the Braintree Village Outlet which houses some of the most famous brands in the UK, at discount prices. At Braintree Village Outlet Group Organisers are in for a special treat as you will receive a £10 gift card to spend at the centre, and all of your group will get a 10% discount card to use at participating stores. Parking onsite means your coach won’t be too far away!

Itinerary & Pricing

Groups 10+  £29.95 per person
Maximum of 40 people per tour
11:00 - Guided tour of the Textile Archive
13:00 - Three course lunch with tea/coffee
14:30 - Braintree Village Outlet
“My group love something different! The textile archive was truly fascinating and the shopping was great, with some lovely coffee shops”
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