Southend Central Museum

Who to contact

Southend Central Museum, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex,
View SS2 6EW on a map Get directions to SS2 6EW

Home to collections of local and natural history and archaeology. It has a changing programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year.

Various activities and events are hosted at the museum throughout the year; please call 01702 434449 or go online for further information.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Closed Bank Holidays
Session Information
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00; Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00; Thursday 10:00 - 17:00; Friday 10:00 - 17:00; Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Other Details



Entry to our exhibitions and building is free.


Other notes

Central Museum has disabled access to the ground floor where all the major displays, exhibitions are situated and events take place.

There is no disabled access to the first floor which means there is no access to the Planetarium.

There are no disabled toilets on the ground floor but they are available at Southend Central Library next door.

We currently have no baby changing facilities in the first floor toilets.

Inclusion Information

Special Needs

Limited wheelchair access. Please call to discuss individual requirements.

Childcare Information

Age Range

1 years to 99 years

Local Offer


Please see the link above for details of the buildings accessibility.

Please note the upper floor is not accessible to those using a wheelchair.

Accessible toilets are located in the Beecroft Gallery next door to the Museum.

Local Offer Age Bands
19-25 years
Over 25
0-5 years
6-10 years
11-16 years
17-19 years
SEN Provision Type


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