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The Prittlewell Princely Burial

Location: Central11 May 2019 - 01 May 2024

Archaeologists discovered an extraordinary Anglo-Saxon princely burial in Prittlewell in 2003, but many of its secrets remained hidden, only to be revealed as experts began their painstaking research.

Following 16 years of analysis and investigation, the incredible finds from the Prittlewell burial have returned to Southend and are now on permanent display at Central Museum. You will find the gallery inside the Archaeology gallery on the left-hand-side of the museum as you enter.

Entry is totally free! Explore the chamber grave and find out more about the incredible array of objects that adorned the tomb using the interactive online app we've created in partnership with Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA): https://prittlewellprincelyburial.org/  

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