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  • The London Exhibition

    The London Exhibition

    Main22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London exhibits finds from the London shipwreck, a 17th Century Cromwellian warship that mysteriously exploded in the Thames Estuary in 1665. Immerse yourself in the Age of Sail, learning about life on board, warfare and the events that led to the loss of over 300 lives.    Find out more about…

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  • Seeing Red: Periods and Protest

    Seeing Red: Periods and Protest

    Beecroft24 November 2018 - 24 November 2018

    Seeing Red: Periods and Protest Beecroft Art Gallery Saturday 24th November 10am-5pm A Being Human exhibition showcasing young people’s creative responses to the history of women’s health and activism in Britain, as we call for the end of period poverty in Essex and beyond. Join us to learn about the…

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  • The 58th Essex Open

    The 58th Essex Open

    Beecroft29 November 2018 - 16 February 2019

    The Essex Open is the largest open art exhibition in the county showcasing the wide diversity of creative talent held in Essex. The 58th Essex Open has been selected by the internationally recognised sculptor John Doubleday, who has chosen work that truly reflects the spirit of this wonderful institution and…

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  • Tudor Christmas at Southchurch Hall

    Tudor Christmas at Southchurch Hall

    Southchurch01 December 2018 - 01 December 2018

    Come to Southchurch Hall - decorated in full Tudor style for Christmas. Meet Lord Robert and hear him tell of traditions long gone and some that have survived in our own modern Christmas. Stocking fillers and refreshments available. Entry: £5 - Includes Christmas talks and Trail sheets, and even a…

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  • Father Christmas at Prittlewell Priory

    Father Christmas at Prittlewell Priory

    Prittlewell08 December 2018 - 09 December 2018

    Don’t miss your opportunity to meet Father Christmas at Prittlewell Priory on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December! Travel back to Victorian times to discover how the Scratton family celebrated Christmas and meet their very special guest – Father Christmas himself! For one weekend only, Father Christmas will be in…

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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