Inspiring collections and beautiful buildings…

Welcome to Southend Museums! We store and share the stories of historic Southend-on-Sea. Step inside one of our four unique sites and discover something incredible about our iconic seaside town.


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Discover sneak peeks and stories in the Museum Blog


  • The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    The London Shipwreck:…

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story exhibits finds from the London shipwreck, a 17th Century Cromwellian warship…

    click here to find out more

  • Southend on Sea Arts Council Group Show

    Southend on Sea…

    Beecroft02 March 2019 - 02 April 2019

    Southend Arts Council are proud to host the 2019 Community Art Exhibition on the ground…

    click here to find out more

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