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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Please note, whilst we install new displays, the Archaeology gallery in Central Museum will be closed. It will reopen on 11/5/2019. Exciting news! The wildlife garden to the right of Central Museum is being developed into a dementia-friendly Wellbeing Garden for the enjoyment of Southend residents and visitors. Please excuse the appearance whilst the works are carried out. We hope to open the new garden this Spring.
Beecroft15 December 2018 - 05 October 2019
Discover Southend’s subcultures through clothing, photographs and memorabilia. From the Southend punk scene, to mods, rockers and beyond this exhibition explores subcultures both past and present.
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…
Southend on Sea…
Beecroft02 March 2019 - 02 April 2019
Southend Arts Council are proud to host the 2019 Community Art Exhibition on the ground…