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Educational Visits:'The Victorian Experience' School Visit at Central Museum

Educational Visits, £3.50

Central Museum

Central Museum


Victoria Avenue,


The Victorian Experience

Venue: Central Museum

An introduction to Victorian life using the resources of the Museum displays, Planetarium, and our reserve collection of artefacts.

National Curriculum: KS2 - History (The Victorians)

Time Required: Up to 36 Children 2-3 hrs.

Cost: £3.50 per child. Adults & helpers free.

There are four main activity areas during the visit:

Handling Session. Our guide-lecturer will lead a session allowing children to handle genuine Victorian artefacts and deduce their use. There may also be a short slide show.
Planetarium Show: This allows us to explore the fascination with, and developments in, Victorian science, from photography to alien life using the stars as a link and backdrop.

Discovery Centre, Museum Displays & Room Settings: Using worksheets to provide structure children can discover aspects of Victorian life, including our two room settings - the Victorian Parlour and Naturalists Study.

Facilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed


Cost: £3.50 per child. Adults & helpers free.



Plan route to Central Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: TQ 879863  Lat: 51.54468 Long: 0.70977

By Road:
Follow A127 into Southend town centre. Central Museum is signposted on left just north of Southend Victoria railway station.


  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed