The Friends of Southend Museums
The Friends of Southend Museums is a Registered Charity (No 288219), whose aim is to support and assist Southend Museums and to promote their use and enjoyment by the public. This is achieved principally by raising funds, from which grants are provided to the Museums Service towards the purchase of items for the Museum collections.
The Friends have an active calendar of events and meetings, including evening talks (held at the Beecroft Art Gallery), outside visits, and an annual Christmas Party. Members receive a Newsletter three times a year, and are invited to attend private views of exhibitions at Southend’s Museums.
Friends of Southend Museum also have free use of the Cliff Lift (on presentation of current Membership Card).
The Newsletters, issued in the winter, early summer and autumn, provide details of all the Friends’ meetings, visits and other events, together with the latest reports from the Museums.
The Friends of Southend Museums Programme of Events:
All talks take place at the Beecroft Art Gallery at 7.30p.m., unless otherwise specified.
All are welcome to join the meetings, a small donation from visitors is encouraged.
Wednesday January 17th
A Melting Pot: the story
Thursday 8th February
Rayleigh Town Museum
Illustrated story of the Museum and some of Rayleigh’s history
Thursday March 15th
Changing Face of Southend
Part 4 - West of The High Street
Some more of Bob’s wonderful pictures
Wednesday April 11th
Southend’s Wonderful Museums
Collections, conservation work and stored surprises
Thursday May 10th
The Great Diary Project
Stefan Dickers from Bishopsgate Library
Extraordinary lives of everyday people
Thursday June 28th
Dismantling the Monasteries
For more information please download the PDFs below:
- Membership Form
- Supporting Southend Museums
- Visits Info