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Having lived in Southend for two years my partner and I paid the museum a visit. I expected a history of the area, pictures etc but it was more geared to the Victorian era generally. For such a big building, having two large spaces depicting...More
The building is quite grand but there wasn't a huge amount to see when we visited. The gentleman on the front desk was friendly and pointed us towards the Civic Centre for a cuppa, which we wouldn't have found otherwise.
The permanent exhibits in the...More
My partner has not been to Southend many times so I chose to bring him to look in the museum. It seems a little disappointing, with no idea of one way to go around or other. The planetarium was not open so I cannot remember...More
This is a small local museum with a few set rooms, and a temporary exhibition space. The best thing is a small planetarium which gives shows at set times and which are very interesting for children. Pre-booking is recommended as there are limited spaces. There...More
thoroughly enjoyed the planetarium recently at 4.00 entry fee very good value for money and also recommended it to guests staying at the hotel where I work and they also took their kids there and said thanks to me for recommended it to them during...More
Wonderful collections of artifacts found in the Southend on Sea area, from Roman and Saxon times, are housed here. Together with various interesting collections of toys and games, photography, and Second World War items. The staff were warm, welcoming and informative. A great exhibit of...More
SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southend Central Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017
Thank you for your lovely feedback! We hope to see you again soon.
A small, free, and although somewhat old fashioned museum contained many items of interest of local history and a well set out temporary exhibition 'Veterans : A Shared Experience' providing oral and written personal reflections. Friendly staff and also houses a planetarium which was closed...More