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  • The Mysterious Maria Scratton

    The Mysterious Maria Scratton

    Prittlewell01 June 2019 - 01 September 2019

    The Mysterious Maria Scratton Prittlewell Priory 1st June- 1st September Local illustrator, printmaker and artist Kitty Oakley is staging an exhibition of her work within Prittlewell Priory. Inspired by a Victorian portrait of Maria Scratton hanging in the Priory, the exhibition explores the scandalous romance between an unknown, working class…

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  • Seafront Walks

    Seafront Walks

    Central30 July 2019 - 30 July 2019

    Travel along the seafront exploring the history of Southend from the Cliffs Pavilion to the Golden Mile. With images from the seafront’s past, this walk covers the architectural, anecdotal and social history of one of Southend’s greatest assets! Please allow 2 hours for the talk. Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs…

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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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  • Garrison at War!

    Garrison at War!

    Central05 August 2019 - 19 August 2019

    A Walking Tour | Monday 5 & 19 August 2019 Meet at The Clock Tower, former Shoebury Garrison | 11am Ends at Barge Pier | Allow 2 hours for tour From the French Revolutionary Wars to the Cold War. From the birth of the shrapnel shell, to testing artillery, training troops…

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