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Educational Visits:'The Night Sky' School Visit at Central Museum

Educational Visits, £2.50

Central Museum

Central Museum


Victoria Avenue,


The Night Sky

Venue: Southend Planetarium

Our introductory astronomy show which gives an overview of the planets and constellations visible in the night sky, together with an introduction to the mythology of the skies.

National Curriculum: KS2 - Science (Earth in Space)

Time Required: Up to 20 children 1 hr.
Up to 40 children 1.5 hrs.

Cost: £2.50 per child. Teachers & helpers free.

The programme covers the following topics:

The Solar System: Explored through space probe images, we also explore where and when any planets that are currently visible to the naked eye can be seen.

The Stars: What the stars are, and their distance from us.

The Constellations: Which patterns are currently visible, where they came from, some myths and legends.

Optional Elements: These include the Phases of the Moon or the Seasons, which can be included on request.

Notes: There is a teacher's pack available with background information.

Facilities for educational visitsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groups

Mobile phone coverageChildren welcomeDisabled accessGuided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed


Cost: £2.50 per child. Teachers & 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