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  • The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story 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.   …

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  • Subcultures


    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.  

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  • Korean Dreams

    Korean Dreams

    Beecroft09 March 2019 - 25 May 2019

    ‘Korean Dreams’  Photographer Nathalie Daoust’s newest project, Korean Dreams, is a complex series that probes the unsettling vacuity of North Korea. Piercing its veil with her lens, these images reveal a country that seems to exist outside of time, as a carefully choreographed mirage. Daoust has spent much of her…

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  • Teddy Bear Hunt

    Teddy Bear Hunt

    Prittlewell06 April 2019 - 22 April 2019

    6th - 22nd April 2019 | Prittlewell Priory Teddy Bear Trail: £2 from the Visitor Centre The Teddy bears have taken over the Priory! They’re hiding on the shelves, by the windows and even on the roof beams! Visit the Priory for our Teddy Bear Trail sheet and join us…

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  • Colour


    Beecroft08 April 2019 - 11 April 2020

    This exhibition explores colour and its use in art, the emotional response to colours and the ways in which artists have used them. This subject will be explored through a selection of paintings from the Beecroft Art Gallery collection and loans from other institutions, displayed alongside a contemporary sculpture piece…

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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