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  • Anglo-Saxon Life

    Anglo-Saxon Life

    Central15 August 2019 - 15 August 2019

    Learn about Anglo-Saxon life in this highly immersive and engaging session that explores who they were, how they lived, and how they left an impact in the Kingdom of the East Saxons. Through handling objects and learning the ancient English language, uncover the context in which we then understand the importance…

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  • Seafront Walks

    Seafront Walks

    Central20 August 2019 - 20 August 2019

    Travel along the seafront exploring the history of Southend from the Cliffs Pavilion to the Golden Mile. With images from the seafront’s past, this walk covers the architectural, anecdotal and social history of one of Southend’s greatest assets! Please allow 2 hours for the talk. Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs…

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  • Seafront at War!

    Seafront at War!

    Central26 August 2019 - 26 August 2019

    Monday 26th August | 11am | Tickets £5 available from: Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs Pavilion. Uncover and explore 400 years of fascinating military history along Southend seafront. From latest news on The London, threats of French invasions, Southends military hospitals and POW ships in WW1, to the Battle…

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  • British Prehistory

    British Prehistory

    Central29 August 2019 - 29 September 2019

    Explore the fascinating world of prehistoric Britain! Learn about life in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods. Look at and handle early technology, including original and replica hand tools, weapons and a quern stone. Includes local prehistory from the Stone Age through to the Bronze Age. Book a place and…

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  • Southend: 1939 - 1945

    Southend: 1939 - 1945

    Beecroft30 August 2019 - 30 August 2019

    30th August 2019 | 11am - 12:30pm | Tickets £5 per person / £15 group ticket (up to 4 people) Book your ticket in advance at, or pay on the door.   In commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Second World War beginning on 3rd September 1939 explore…

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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