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  • Seafront at War!

    Seafront at War!

    Beecroft03 August 2018 - 24 August 2018

    A Southend Seafront Walking Tour Meeting Point: Outside Cliffs Pavilion   Uncover and explore 400 years of fascinating military history along Southend seafront.  From latest news on the London wreck, threats of French invasions, Southend's military hospitals and POW ships in WW1 to the Battle of the Thames and the…

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  • Stories in the Sky

    Stories in the Sky

    Planetarium14 August 2018 - 14 August 2018

    Discover the stories behind the constellations in the night sky. Why is Cancer the crab among the stars? Why are Orion and Scorpius so far from each other?   11am | Tickets: £4 each | Booking essential: Suitable for children aged 3+ The planetarium is upstairs in Central Museum.…

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    Beecroft18 August 2018 - 18 August 2018

    TOMA artists are animating the Beecroft Art Gallery space for one day only. The alt. art school group will be dismantling the norm for 7 hours of temporary exhibitions, interventions, workshops and interactions throughout the day. All are welcome and everything is FREE | 10am - 5pm  

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  • Prehistoric Britain

    Prehistoric Britain

    Beecroft22 August 2018 - 22 August 2018

    Is your child starting prehistory in school in September?  Explore the fascinating world of prehistoric Britain!  Learn about life in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.  Look at and handle early technology, including original and replica hand tools, weapons and a quern stone. Includes local prehistory from the Stone Age…

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  • Exploring the Moon: August 18

    Exploring the Moon: August 18

    Planetarium28 August 2018 - 28 August 2018

    Uncover the secrets of Earth’s moon this August in this fascinating focused Planetarium session. Learn about the fascinating facts associated with it, alongside myths and legends that will make you think twice the next time you look up at night. Talks suitable for children aged 7+. Talks approximately 45 minutes.…

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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