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  • Meet the Tudors

    Meet the Tudors

    Southchurch04 August 2019 - 04 August 2019

    Meet the Tudors at Southchurch Hall Meet the Lord, the cook, the beekeeper, the traveller and of course, King Henry himself! Southchurch Hall comes alive with the Tudors on this special day. A series of fun talks throughout the day on subjects ranging from Tudor manners to Tudor beekeeping, plus…

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  • Southchurch Hall Tour

    Southchurch Hall Tour

    Southchurch06 August 2019 - 06 August 2019

    Explore part of the rich history of Southend by visiting a hidden gem. Discover the world of Southchurch Hall from the medieval chess piece, life in the great hall, how people ate, what they ate, what to look for when exploring an ancient house and lots more! Booking essential. 2pm…

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  • Seafront at War!

    Seafront at War!

    Central12 August 2019 - 12 August 2019

    Monday 12th August | 11am | Tickets £5 available from: Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs Pavilion. Uncover and explore 400 years of fascinating military history along Southend seafront. From latest news on The London, threats of French invasions, Southends military hospitals and POW ships in WW1, to the Battle…

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  • Prittlewell Priory Tour

    Prittlewell Priory Tour

    Prittlewell13 August 2019 - 13 August 2019

    Discover the fascinating world of the Monks of Prittlewell Priory. Glimpse into the life and world of the monks and look at the remaining site - weather permitting! Tours begin from the Priory Visitor Centre. Although tours are primarily aimed at an adult audience, children are welcomed. 2pm - 3:30pm…

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  • Wild Estuary exhibition

    Wild Estuary exhibition

    Central17 August 2019 - 26 September 2020

    The Thames Estuary is the life-blood of Southend. This exhibition explores the wildlife that lives in and the people who interact with the estuary, and the modern threats to this fragile ecosystem.

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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