Visitor Notice 


Southend Museums are open!

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.

We are taking part in the Hares About Town art trail and you can find our leverets on display in the Beecroft Art Gallery and the Prittlewell Priory


Central Museum is open on Sundays 11-4 only whilst we prepare for our exciting upcoming exhibition 'Wunderkammer' which will open to the public on the 2nd October 2021.

Throughout August Southchurch Hall is closed to the public.

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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