What’s On

The museum is now closed until April 2024.

You can still come and see us at our monthly historical talks, these take place on the 3rd Thursday of the month, they start at 1945 in the Gwendoline Lewis Room of Shenfield Parish Hall.  Full details below.

We look forward to meeting you.

Monthly Talks Programme 2023 – 2024

Poster of the talks
Thu 19-Oct-23 The Brontë Connection Margaret Mills
Thu 16-Nov-23 Piccadilly and Mayfair Brian Taylor
Thu 21-Dec-23 Essex Murders Explained Roy Tyzack
Thu 18-Jan-24 Fleeing France in June 1940 David Worsfold
Thu 15-Feb-24 Stephenson: Rocket Man Jef Page
Thu 21-Mar-24 A Schoolgirl’s War Mary Smith
Thu 18-Apr-24 AGM followed by Brentwood: Brief Histories John Fryer
Thu 16-May-24 Gardening the Globe CWGC

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.

**UPDATE** David Worsfold who will be giving our talk on ‘Fleeing France in June 1940’ in January will be giving his talk for the Friends of Shenfield Library on Tuesday November the 14th at Shenfield Parish Hall.  The talk will start at 7.30pm. No need to book, and the event is free to attend.


Brentwood Museum Latest Exhibtion

Our latest exhibition “Ways We Earned A Living” has now closed. We’ll have a new exhibition opening in April 2024. 

Brentwood Museum - Ways we earned a living

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

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

Members can attend monthly talks for free

There is a small charge of £4.50 for guests and visitors, payable on the door.

Opening Times

The Museum is now CLOSED and will reopen in April 2024.

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