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Museum Explorer

Southend Museums Service has joined museums throughout Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire to introduce the Museum Explorer Passport!

This summer, starting from Saturday 28th May, families can explore our rich and exciting history with a free Museum Explorer Passport. Collect yours from one of the 39 participating museums and begin your journey through time.


Museums throughout the three counties are running holiday events, activities and trails for families. Visit the museums and take part in our missions and your child will get a stamp for each one they complete; they will receive a special sticker for completing all five missions.


Why not start with the Central Museum and the Beecroft Art Gallery to visit the spectacular new exhibition on Biba – the fashion, the lifestyle, the brand from the 1960s and 1970s. This beautiful exhibition can also be one of your family activities for your Passport! 

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