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Southend Central Museum

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In the heart of Southend discover the local history which surrounds us and take a trip around the universe in our Planetarium.
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EW, England
+44 1702 212345
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Reviewed 17 August 2018

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

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is an interesting museum with lots of historic value and is situated not far from Victoria Station, handy for transport, well worth a visit.

Thank Rosy567
Reviewed 17 April 2018

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

Thank EH-in-York
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 22 January 2018

It's adorably small inside, not as big as it looks on the outside but still enjoyable to walk around and learn, should you be in to that (Can't select date I visited, it was August 2015)

Thank Kylie D
Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It is quite small but they put a lot of effort into the exhibitions they have. You can find out about local history and sea life. I would definitely recommend it!

Thank Verena M
Reviewed 29 October 2017

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

Thank SJF33
Reviewed 20 October 2017

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

Thank sarah26sat
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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

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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.

Reviewed 3 September 2017

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

Thank OverTheRainbowLondon
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