Inspiring collections and beautiful buildings…


The branches of Southend Museums Service offer a great value day out.


You can choose from local history, art, historic houses and even outer space.


We have an active year round event and exhibition programme and apart from the Historic Cliff Lift and Planetarium admission to all our buildings is free. 


Why not come and read about what goes on behind the scenes on our new blog?

  • Southend and the Great War 1914 - 1918

    Southend and the…

    Central02 August 2014 - 21 February 2015

    A major new exhibition on the impact of The Great War on the people of…

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  • From the Collection

    From the Collection

    Beecroft09 August 2014 - 01 April 2016

    The first exhibition in our new venue features some of the best paintings, prints and…

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Adult and Community Services Department, Southend on Sea, Essex Borough Council