What’s On

The museum is open on the first full weekend of each month between April and October 2024.

We look forward to meeting you.

Brentwood Museum Latest Exhibtion

Our new exhibition “Going Somewhere” will be open on the first full weekend of the month up to and including October 2024.  Please see our opening times on the right for more details. 

Brentwood Museum - Ways we earned a living

Monthly Talks Programme 2024 – 2025

Poster of the talks
Thu 17-Oct-24 Essex Floods  
Thu 21-Nov-24 A journey across London Brian Taylor
Thu 19-Dec-24 Special Ops Crime Squad Roy Tyzack
Thu 16-Jan-25 Brunel – wonderful railway Jef Page
Thu 20-Feb-25 A history of Warley  Fiona Agassiz
Thu 20-Mar-25 Miss Wilmott’s Ghosts Sandra Lawrence
Thu 17-Apr-25 AGM followed by Brentwood: Brief Histories John Fryer
Thu 15-May-25 The Brontë Connection Margaret Mills

All talks start at 7:45pm at the Gwendoline Lewis Room, Shenfield Parish Hall, Hutton Road, Shenfield, CM15 8LB.

Members attend for free, there is a small charge of £4.50 for visitors and guests.

Permanent Exhibitions

We also have permanent exhibits to explore at the Brentwood Museum.

We have a cabinet of curiosities, a collection of photos of Brentwood though the decades, artifacts from WWII and much, much more.

Brentwood Museum - In the Home

Photo collection

We also have a collection of photos showing Brentwood in the 1950s.

These were taken by Sybil Sears and gifted to the museum.  Here is a small selection showing Brentwood High Street, the train station and the fire station.

Brentwood High Street in the 1950s
Brentwood High Street in the 1950s
Brentwood High Street in the 1950s

Garden and Cemetery

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.

In a wooded glade a soldier who won the Victoria Cross in the Crimea lies at rest.

There is a War Cross and Commonwealth War Graves of the Great War.

A striking white marble memorial stands proudly above the grave of the Essex police hero PC. George Gutteridge.

Brentwood Museum Spring

Museum admission is free

All donations welcome. 

Opening Times

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:
or call 01277 218854

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About Us

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.

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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.

Contact us to book a visit

Become a Member

Become a member of the Brentwood Museum Society and enjoy free historical talks and other events including a summer party and Christmas festivities.  Membership is just £20 per year. 

Become a Member


Brentwood Museum has a team of enthusiastic and committed volunteers who help with its day to day running and assist with special projects.  For details on how to become a volunteer please get in touch.

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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.

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Lorne Road, Warley Hill,
Brentwood, CM14 5HH

O1277 218854