Visitor Notice 


Museum Christmas & New Year Opening Times:

Friday 24th December: All sites close at 2pm

Saturday 25th - Tuesday 28th December: Closed

Wednesday 29th - Friday 31st December: Usual opening times

Saturday 1st January: Closed

Sunday 2nd January: Usual opening times

Please check the individual sites pages and follow us on social media for more information on opening times. To avoid disappointment please call ahead if you plan to visit. 


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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