Southchurch Hall Museum Essex

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East of England

Southchurch Hall Close, Southend on Sea, SS1 2TE

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5 to 7 years, 8 to 10 years, 11 to 13 years, 14 to 16 years, College, University

Southchurch Hall museum is housed in the half-timbered medieval manor house, which dates to the early 14th century.

Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | History | Historical Heritage | Museums

What makes us a great choice?

The house was restored in the late 1920s, having been purchased by Thomas Dowsett and presented to the town for use as a museum or library. For many years the Hall was used as a branch library but, following local government re-organization in 1974, when libraries were placed under the control of Essex County Council, the Hall was converted to museum use.

Southchurch Hall is now laid out in a series of period rooms, the great open hall reflecting life in the later Middle Ages. The solar wing displays life in Tudor and Stuart times, while the service wing is devoted to domestic life through several centuries. On the first floor is a Victorian bedroom.

Group Sizes Catered For

Up to 30 children.

Materials, Resources & Information Provided

Please call for further information above.

Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions

Yes, with prior permission.

Risk Assessment Details

Please call for further information above.

Education Officer Information

Please call above to book the guide lecturer.

Pricing Information

Child - £1.90

Teachers - Free

Clothing Requirements


First Aid Information

Most staff are first aid trained, please bring a Qualified first aider within your group.

Available Facilities

Shop - prices start from about 50p.

Packed lunches can be eaten in the park where the museum is situated - weather permitting of course.

Accessibility & Disabled Facilities

Please call with your specific needs.

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