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Not a huge museum but interesting and informative. Many exhibits on the subject of Roman and Saxon life in an around the area. There were also displays of old toys and of equipment made at the Ecko factory. I think the highlight for me was...More
Thank Malcolm R
SouthendLibsMus, Promotions & Events Team at Southend Central Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your comment Malcolm, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.
We hope to see you again soon.
Promotions & Events Team
The museum is situated very close to Southend Victoria station and is also near to the Beecroft gallery.
There's much natural history from the local area particularly with regard to wading birds from the Thames Estuary. I enjoyed also the recreation of rooms from Victorian...More
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