The best museums in Southend-on-Sea in December 2023

These are the top 5 best museums in Southend-on-Sea, England, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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  1. Southchurch Hall1

    Southchurch Hall

    Southchurch Hall is a museum in Southend-on-Sea. The museum features exhibits related to Social History, Decorative and Applied Art, Weapons and War, Archaeology and Fine Art.
  2. Southend Pier Museum2

    Southend Pier Museum

    Southend Pier Museum is a museum in Southend-on-Sea, on the east coast of England. The museum relates to the longest pleasure Pier in the world (2.1 km), dating from 1829, and features exhibits related to its history, its railway and the social history of England's newest city. Following a major red
  3. Southend Central Museum and Planetarium3

    Southend Central Museum and Planetarium

    Southend Central Museum and Planetarium is a museum in Southend-on-Sea. The museum features exhibits related to: coins and medals, science and technology, archaeology, social history, archives, medicine, natural sciences, land transport, costume and textiles, weapons and war, music and fine art.
  4. Beecroft Art Gallery4

    Beecroft Art Gallery

    The Beecroft Art Gallery is situated in the old Southend Library building, beside the Central Museum, and has a varied collection ranging from 17th century Dutch paintings to contemporary works, a collection of local views, and Southend Museums' historic costume collection. The annual exhibition pro
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    Prittlewell Priory

    Prittlewell Priory is a museum in Southend-on-Sea. The museum features exhibits related to: science and technology, decorative and applied art, fine art, social history, land transport, archaeology and natural sciences.

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