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  • Seafront at War! (August Session)

    Seafront at War! (August Session)

    Central04 August 2017 - 04 August 2017

    A Southend Seafront Walking Tour Meeting Point: Outside Cliffs Pavilion   If you missed tickets to our sold-out June event, here is another chance to join us!   Uncover and explore 400 years of fascinating military history along Southend seafront.  From latest news on the London wreck, threats of French…

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  • Meet the Tudors

    Meet the Tudors

    Southchurch06 August 2017 - 06 August 2017

    11am - 3.30 pm   £5 per person / £15 Group Ticket (for 4 people arriving together) Book online via or Pay on the Door   Meet the Lord, the cook, the beekeeper, the traveller and the King himself! Southchurch Hall comes alive with the Tudors on this special…

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  • Prehistoric Britain

    Prehistoric Britain

    Beecroft09 August 2017 - 30 August 2017

    Two dates available: 9th August or 30th August 2017   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…

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  • Fun & Games!

    Fun & Games!

    Central10 August 2017 - 10 August 2017

    Come along to Southend Central Museum for some fun and games, in support of our Toys exhibition. Learn through play with some of our toys, enjoy our story time and play a classic Victorian parlour game! Thursday 10th August 2017 | 11am - 12 noon | Tickets: £4 | Suitable…

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  • A Gift From Southend

    A Gift From Southend

    Beecroft11 August 2017 - 11 August 2017

    Explore the permanent exhibition at Beecroft Art Gallery, focusing on Southend's seafront past.  Reminisce over sunny holidays from the past, handle objects from by-gone days on the beach and peruse the gallery's collection of postcards, posters and souvenirs.  Also included is a special ficus on the wrecks of the Estuary…

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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