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Address: Southchurch Hall Gardens | Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
Phone Number: 01702 467671
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this...
Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk from Southend on Sea's busy seafront and High Street.The house, gardens and archaeology are captured in time. Freshly ground coffee, speciality teas, luxury hot chocolate, range of soft drinks, cookies and biscuits are available from the Hall's gift shop.
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A hidden treasure

We went to see this hidden gem on a visited to Southend, whilst out for an stroll. What a very well kept secret, Southend on Sea council need shout about it more. Surrounded by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 21, 2014
Lesley S
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Heybridge, United Kingdom
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essex
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141 reviews 141 reviews
12 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

A really nice little hall with a very helpful chap very keen to explain it to us And there are duck ponds too in a little park

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Love it here,it's free to enter and there's a lot to see and learn about living in years gone by. They also have special events throughout the year

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Heybridge, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went to see this hidden gem on a visited to Southend, whilst out for an stroll. What a very well kept secret, Southend on Sea council need shout about it more. Surrounded by the remains of the medieval gardens this Tudor hall is beautifully kept and as a free visit is well worth taking the time to seek it... More 

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SouthendMuseum, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Hi Lesley, Thank you so much for your comments - we are glad you had such a positive experience of Southchurch Hall on your visit. It certainly is a treasure. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit to Southend, and will come back soon. Kind Regards, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) More 

Cambridge
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Have been here twice now, and have yet to meet any drinkers as the previous reviewer found. Each time we have been it has been very peaceful and there have been elderly people sitting by the pond quietly enjoying the wildlife. In fact I think it is a really special place away from the hustle and bustle of Southend sea... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's such a shame about this park as it could be a very good tourist attraction. As a working father I only get to take my children there in the summer holidays and what a surprise I have every year when omg!I walk into the park and surprise,surprise there are those bloody alcoholics using this so called attraction as somewhere... More 

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Southend-on-sea
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

an unexpected spot with pretty gardens, nice little hands on museum, love the turtles in the pond! A lot of local history or just a quiet place to sit and feed the ducks.

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Rayleigh, England, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I absolutly love this place. Great free musuem with lovely surroundings for photos and picnics etc. Been here loads of times. And am now getting married here may next year and cant wait sooo excited hehe. Deffinatly go there for a free day out x

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Liked it here good place to visit good tour around the place also in a big park too and can feed the ducks will be coming back again.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I always loved this little hidden park and said if ever I get marked, I want it to be here. It was. It was the most wonderful day and the best of venues.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Loved this house. Rooms set out in different time periods (TudorStuart) and lots of history to learn. Free and nice friendly, informative staff. The gardens are lovely and the pond has several terrapins and ducks. A nice relaxing place.

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