Saturday and Sunday: 2pm
Family Ticket: £21.00
(2 adults & up to 3 children)
NB - Children under 7 not admitted to Planetarium
Southend Planetarium offers visitors a unique experience with changing talks throughout the year, exploring the night sky.
All our presentations are given live, giving you plenty of opportunities to question our knowledgeable lecturers. Each show can seat around 20 people.
Public shows run every Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. Pre-booking is essential, please contact us on 01702 212345 to confirm seat availability and current programme.
The Planetarium is situated on the first floor within Central Museum. We regret that currently there is no disabled access to this floor.
If you are looking to book on behalf of an education or community group, please contact us on email@example.com for more information.
Combined Planetarium & Guided Museum Visit for KS2
Due to the capacity limit, we recommend that larger groups of up to 35 children split their group into two. Where one group can explore the museum while the other is in the planetarium show. For a small surcharge we can offer a choice of two museum trails.
1) Central Museum Explorers. A general history trail, exploring time from pre-history to modern times in Southend.
2) Anglo-Saxon Adventurers. Dive into local Anglo-Saxon history with this in-depth trail and activities, including the Princely Burial found in Prittlewell!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Show and Group Bookings
To book a planetarium show please give us a call during opening hours at 01702 212345.
Group bookings during week days are also available, with a minimum requirement of 10 people per show. Please call the above number for more information. 01702 212301702 212345
Gift Shop and Refreshments
Discover unique gifts, toys and stationery in our museum Gift Shop.
There are currently no refreshment facilities inside the museum.
As the museum currently doesn't have a lift, the first floor (and therefore the Planetarium and toilets) are inaccessible.
Disabled toilets are available next door in the Beecroft Art Gallery.
Limited disabled parking is available to the rear of the building. Access is through the Beecroft staff car park, which is located to the left of the entrance to the multi-story car park.