Visitor Notice 


Southend Museums are reopening!!!

From Tuesday 18th May, subject to government guidelines, Southend Museums sites will reopen following our summer opening hours.

Please check the individual sites pages 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.

Please Note:

18th June: Central will be closed.

Southend Planetarium 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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