About Us

The museum is housed in the quaint little lodge of a Victorian cemetery; once home to the sexton, his wife and six children.  No longer used for new burials, the cemetery is now managed as a nature reserve and has a beauty and tranquility all of its own.

The Brentwood Museum society was founded in 1977 and acquired its present building in Lorne Road cemetery in 1985.  We opened to the public in 1989 and since then have continued to open regularly during the summer months, welcoming visitors from across the country.

In 1993 the museum was granted formal registration with the Museum and Galleries Commission, one of just a handful of Essex Museums to gain such recognition. And in 2008 the Museum was granted full accreditation status.

We are staffed entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers. If you’d like to join us please get in touch, or if you’d just like to visit our opening times are listed on the right.

We hope to see you soon.

Education & Group visits

We provide group visits on demand.  These visits allow us to focus on a particular aspect of the museum or Brentwood history that’s of interest to your group and provides a chance to explore the museum.

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Become a Member

Members of the Brentwood Museum Society get access to our talks programme which runs from October to April. 

We also host special events for members in the form of a summer drinks party and a Christmas drinks evening. 

Membership is £20 for 2023, get in touch if you’d like to join. 

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Volunteering

We are staffed entirely by a group of dedicated volunteers.  If you’d like to join us please get in touch, or if you’d just like to visit our opening times are listed on the right.

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Museum admission is free

All donations welcome. 

Opening Times

The Museum will reopen on 6 April 2024.

The museum opens on the first full weekend of the month on the following days and times.

Saturday 6 April, Sunday 7 April and Monday 8 April. Saturday 4 May, Sunday 5 May and Monday 6 May.  Saturday 1 June, Sunday 2 June and Monday 3 June.  Saturday 6 July, Sunday 7 July and Monday 8 July.  Saturday 3 August, Sunday 4 August and Monday 5 August.  Saturday 7 September, Sunday 8 September and Monday 9 September.  Saturday 5 October, Sunday 6 October and Monday 7 October.

On Saturday and Sunday we're open from 2.30 to 4.30.  On Monday we're open from 10.30 and 12.30.

We are also open for group visits by appointment.

For group bookings:
info@brentwoodmuseum.org.uk
or call 01277 218854

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About Us

The aim of the Brentwood Museum is to make the past come to life with an inspiring collection of everyday objects from previous generations.

Get in Touch

Lorne Road, Warley Hill,
Brentwood, CM14 5HH

O1277 218854
info@brentwoodmuseum.org.uk