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  • Behind the Scenes: Dress and Textiles Store

    Behind the Scenes: Dress and Textiles Store

    Beecroft27 April 2017 - 27 April 2017

    This exciting look behind the scenes of our Dress and Textiles store will let you into the secrets of how we care for and store our vast collection of dress and textiles. You will even get the opportunity to see some weird, wonderful and glamorous objects and garments within this…

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  • Seafront at War!

    Seafront at War!

    Central24 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

    These walks take place along Southend seafront. Meeting Point: Outside the Cliffs Pavilion.   Travel along the seafront exploring and discovering Southend's military past during WW1 and WW2.  Learn about evacuated children from the militarised town.  What was HMS Westcliff and HMS Leigh?  What was the Battle of the Thames? …

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  • Stories in the Sky: Summer Sessions

    Stories in the Sky: Summer Sessions

    Planetarium25 July 2017 - 22 August 2017

    Discover the fascinating stories behind the constellations in the sky at night! Why is Cancer the crab among the stars? Why are Orion and Scorpius so far from each other? A great way for young star-gazers to explore the night sky! Three session dates available: 25th July, 8th August & 22nd…

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  • Prittlewell Priory Tours: 28th July & 25th August

    Prittlewell Priory Tours: 28th July & 25th August

    Prittlewell28 July 2017 - 25 August 2017

    Discover the fascinating world of the Monks of Prittlewell Priory with a tour this summer. Tours begin at Prittlewell Priory Visitor Centre at 2pm Two Friday dates to choose from: 28th July or 25th August   Tickets £5 via: www.southendlam.eventbrite.com Why did they wear black? What did they eat? Why did they…

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  • Space Plus - Summer Sessions

    Space Plus - Summer Sessions

    Planetarium01 August 2017 - 29 August 2017

    1st August  |  15th August  |  29th August 2017 11am and 3pm Southend Planetarium All tickets: £6 each Learn about space in the planetarium then have the opportunity to handle actual meteorites and discover the size of the Solar System in our space workshop!   Planetarium Show approx. 45 minutes Handling…

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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