Visitor Notice 


Central Museum is now open! 

Come celebrate the reopening of the museum and our new fascinating exhibition Wunderkammer: Southend's Cabinet of Curiosity.

Beecroft Art Gallery will be closed on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th October. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please check the individual sites pages and follow us on social media for more information on opening times.

During busier times of the year venues may be closed due to weddings. To avoid disappointment please call ahead before you travel.


Southend Planetarium and Southchurch Hall will remain closed until further notice.



 Discover the secrets of the 12th century monastery... 



 The house and gardens are an oasis captured in time... 



 Home to local history artefacts and changing exhibitions... 



 The perfect place to come and explore the night sky... 



 Stunning collections & year-round exhibitions... 

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