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  • The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story

    Central22 September 2018 - 20 July 2019

    The London Shipwreck: A Sunken Story exhibits finds from the London shipwreck, a 17th Century Cromwellian warship that mysteriously exploded in the Thames Estuary in 1665. Immerse yourself in the Age of Sail, learning about life on board, warfare and the events that led to the loss of over 300 lives.   …

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  • The 58th Essex Open

    The 58th Essex Open

    Beecroft29 November 2018 - 16 February 2019

    The Essex Open is the largest open art exhibition in the county showcasing the wide diversity of creative talent held in Essex. The 58th Essex Open has been selected by the internationally recognised sculptor John Doubleday, who has chosen work that truly reflects the spirit of this wonderful institution and…

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  • Subcultures

    Subcultures

    Beecroft15 December 2018 - 05 October 2019

    Discover Southend’s subcultures through clothing, photographs and memorabilia. From the Southend punk scene, to mods, rockers and beyond this exhibition explores subcultures both past and present.  

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  • Conserving the London – Angela Middleton (Historic England)

    Conserving the London – Angela Middleton (Historic England)

    Beecroft31 January 2019 - 31 January 2019

    Angela Middleton, Archaeological Conservator, was the lead on caring for all the London’s artefacts after their recovery. She works for Historic England at their maritime HQ. In this talk she shares her experiences working on the finds and with the specialists who carried out the analyses so that we could…

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  • Family Sea Shanty Workshop by London Sea Shanty Collective

    Family Sea Shanty Workshop by London Sea Shanty Collective

    Central23 February 2019 - 23 February 2019

    2 - 3.30pm Immerse yourself in the sounds of the sea with this interactive singing workshop. Join the London Sea Shanty Collective on a journey through song, exploring well-loved sea shanties like those sung by sailors on the London. Tickets £6.00 for Adults & £4.00 for children Book your ticket…

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Southend Museums Service is part of the Culture Section of the Adult and Community Services Department, Southend on Sea, Essex Borough Council