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.

Pre-booked groups are welcomed from Tuesdays to Saturdays. We recommend contacting us 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.

Getting Here


Central Museum

Victoria Avenue





Telephone: 01702 212345


Visitor Information

Term Time

Saturday: 11am & 3pm

School Holidays

Tues-Sat: 11am & 3pm

Show Times

Ticket Prices

Adults: £6.00

Child/Concession: £4.20

Family Ticket: £18.00

(2 adults & up to 3 children)

NB - Children under 5 not admitted to Planetarium

Discover unique gifts, toys and stationery in our museum Gift Shop. 

There are currently no refreshment facilities inside the museum.

Gift Shop and Refreshments

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. 

Planetarium Accessibility

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Place Department, Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

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