Southchurch Hall and Gardens
  • Southchurch Hall and Gardens
  • Southchurch Hall and Gardens
  • Southchurch Hall and Gardens

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Please note, Southchurch Hall will be closed for renovation works for 8 weeks from the 15th of April 2024.  For updates, please check our social media.

Southchurch Hall is medieval moated manor house, which dates to the early 14th century.

The house allows visitors to explore what life was like during the medieval, Tudor, Stuart and Victorian times, with a beautiful selection of historic furniture and collection displayed throughout.

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, however after 1974 it became the historic property it is today, cared for and interpreted by Southend Museums Service.

Set in beautiful gardens, there is plenty to see and do for all the family. A small exhibition on the history of the house is displayed in the welcoming reception space, alongside a varied and exciting gift shop and simple refreshment offer.

The Hall is a licensed venue for weddings and the gardens provide a perfect backdrop for photographs.

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  • Disabled access - Ground floor access, sadly no access to the Victorian bedroom upstairs.


  • On-site light refreshments

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

There is on street parking around the gardens, and the hall is well conncted by local bus routes, the closest being Woodgrange Drive and Southend East train station on the C2C line. 

Southchurch Hall and Gardens


Southchurch Hall Close, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2TE

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Opening Times

* Open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 1pm and 1.30pm - 5pm. Please check opening dates and times at
NB: During term time, schools are given priority access to the museum in the mornings so it is advisable to phone in advance of your visit to check whether the museum will be open.

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