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  • Southchurch Hall Tours

    Southchurch Hall Tours

    Southchurch01 August 2018 - 29 August 2018

    1st & 29th August 2018 | 2pm - 3:30pm Discover the world of medieval Southchurch Hall from the medieval chess piece, life in the great hall, how people eat, what they eat, what to look for exploring an ancient house and lots more! Explore part of the rich history of…

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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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  • 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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  • Rise and Fall of The Clash: Screening

    Rise and Fall of The Clash: Screening

    Beecroft30 August 2018 - 30 August 2018

    On Thursday 30th August 2018 as a forerunner to the opening of 'Southend Subcultures' the Beecroft Art Gallery will be screening Danny Garcia's 2012 film 'The Rise and Fall of The Clash'. The film charts the ascent and disintegration of perhaps the most influential punk band of all time: The…

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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