Inspiring collections and beautiful buildings…

Welcome to Southend Museums! We store and share the stories of historic Southend-on-Sea. Step inside one of our four unique sites and discover something incredible about our iconic seaside town.


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Discover sneak peeks and stories in the Museum Blog


  • The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    The London Shipwreck:…

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story exhibits finds from the London shipwreck, a 17th Century Cromwellian warship…

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  • Korean Dreams

    Korean Dreams

    Beecroft09 March 2019 - 25 May 2019

    ‘Korean Dreams’  Photographer Nathalie Daoust’s newest project, Korean Dreams, is a complex series that probes…

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Adult and Community Services Department, Southend on Sea, Essex Borough Council