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Southchurch Hall

Southchurch Hall Gardens | Park Lane, Southend-on-Sea, England
01702 467671
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Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Wonderful historic house. A fascinating place to explore and unwind; this stunning Grade 1 listed moated, medieval manor house is just a short walk... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews 136 reviews
42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

What a gem set in a moat which has Terrapins , Geese, Ducks in it. The Hall is set on a mound and has been conserved well the staff were attentive and informative, the rooms have been decorated to show the Hall in different eras and uses. The gardens are well kept lovely place to visit

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essex
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This hidden gem is free, easy to park and a good place to spend an hour feeding the ducks and visiting the museum. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Lovely museum & very interesting, staff helpful. Tea & coffee available from machine in small area of museum. Pleasant gardens & pond but outside toilets are not always open.

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Shoeburyness
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Museum is interesting albeit local history and with limited space may challenge the museum addicts ok for a quick fix and to interes young children. Combine the visit with feeding the ducks in the ponds around the Hall. It's walking distance to the seafront and Southchurch Park.

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SouthendMuseum, Owner at Southchurch Hall, responded to this review

Yes you are absolutely right not for museum buffs. Southchurch Hall alongside Prittlewell Priory have been redisplayed in recent years and both are now essentially historic houses telling their own story. Actually Southchurch was a tennet farm for several hundred years so our knowledge is a little patchy. Our inspiration is the National Trust as Essex is a little thin... More

Malaga, Spain
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107 reviews 107 reviews
71 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Peaceful location close to the town. The old timber framed house is well looked after and is free to visit which is a bargain in itself. Nice grounds and some smallish lakes which have some big fish hiding in them plus the usual ducks and even some turtles. Well worth visiting.

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Found myself with a free morning and spent an hour with the paper and a coffee in the beautiful gardens only a short walk from the centre of Southend. The hall itself is a wonderful survival and well presented and it's great to see a mediaeval moated site still with the hall on the middle! With only 5 rooms to... More

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uk
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

my Granddaughters school had a visit planned and I went along to help out. In the 1950s it used to be a library and as a child i spent many happy hours there. So I was keen to see what it had to offer now. we arrived at 10am we were taken into the medieval dining room, the children were... More

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Southend, essex
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is set in it's own grounds and is a pleasant place to stroll around and soak up the local history. There are winding paths between the ponds and ducks to feed! There are also green areas for picnics & fun & games.

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essex, england
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

i love this little museum. it has'nt changed in years & is great for all year round visits. lovely grounds to have picnics, duck ponds, fabulous gardens/flowers/tree's & shrubs, nice little gift shop with drinks machine ( not expensive). Free entry into the museum but if you have children then buy the little £1-ish quiz book for them to do... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is an Interesting museum with lots of interesting things to see. It is suitable for all ages from 8 - 80.

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