Inspiring collections and beautiful buildings…

Welcome to Southend Museums, comprising five historical sites in the heart of Southend-on-Sea.


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  • Object in Focus: Japanese Shogi Set

    Object in Focus:…

    Central12 April 2017 - 22 July 2017

    To celebrate the exciting loan of the Horniman Museum’s Japanese Shogi Set, we will take…

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  • Ruby Stitches presented by South & East Essex Embroiderers

    Ruby Stitches presented…

    Beecroft13 May 2017 - 17 June 2017

    South & East Essex Embroiderers Guild showcase their work and celebrate forty fabulous years of…

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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