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Southend Planetarium

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A superb visit no only for adults but for children 8 and above. The school holiday lectures are... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2018
Crc746
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Space plus

Excellent presenters and range of hands on activities. Very impressed. Booked to go back... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2018
nicolanoycewilliams
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Housed inside Southend Central Museum the Planetarium operates daily in holiday times and on weekends through term time. Look out for special sessions through the holidays too, such as Space Plus and Stories in the Sky.
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Victoria Avenue | Southend, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EW, England
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

A superb visit no only for adults but for children 8 and above. The school holiday lectures are excellent and informative.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Crc746
SouthendLibsMus, Promotions & Events Team at Southend Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your experience; we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Excellent presenters and range of hands on activities. Very impressed. Booked to go back already. Over ran and had to rush back to the car. Shame as we missed the end.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

My 7 year old son went to the planetarium with his holiday club. He had a great time, came away with lots of facts and wants to go back to learn more.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Went to the 11am show this Easter holiday - three adults and two children - a bargain at £20 for a very enjoyable 45 minutes with the very knowledgeable and friendly Wendy. I dont know much about the stars but I am definitely going to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

What a great find. Took our 2 grandsons to visit. We had a great time. Our host knew lots about the stars and gave us lots of handy tips especially in finding the pole star. It cost £16 for a family ticket which was well...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The shows are at set times and usually require pre-booking. The star show is accompanied by an interesting commentary, and childen interact well with the presenter. the show lasts about 30 minutes.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SJF33
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We went today for a session "Stories in the sky" my son enjoyed the session and the gentleman taking it was both knowledgeable and delivered it in a manner that my 6 year old could grasp. Will do another session for sure.

Date of experience: July 2017
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southend Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your time at our Stories in the Sky event - we love encouraging young star-gazers to enjoy the night sky! Your comments will be passed back to our Planetarium guide. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Born and bred in this area I recall visiting this building as a little girl to the library when it was here. I can back for a visit with my mother for my 56th birthday 😃 so pleased I did. Went into the planetarium along...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southend Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit - we hope we added to making your birthday memorable! We shall pass back your comments to our Planetarium team and hope to see you again in the future. Kind...More

Reviewed November 28, 2016

This museum was like stepping back into the past, a lovelly few hours were spent here. Old photos of Southend on Sea to Obsevation bee hives. Something for everyone.

Date of experience: November 2016
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion and Events Team at Southend Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2016

Dear Dave, We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Promotion and Events Team

Reviewed November 24, 2016

Booked via email for 2 children, 8 & 11 and 3 adults including a senior all for the family ticket of £16.00. I was advised about this by one of the staff, which was very helpful. On arrival all of the staff were friendly, helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Southend Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time at the Planetarium, and we will feed your comments back to our staff. We hope to see you again in the future! Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums)

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Poppy M
August 9, 2018|
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Response from SouthendLibsMus | Property representative |
Hello Poppy, Thank you for your question. The Museums Education Team recommend the standard Planetarium Shows are suitable and often seen by mid teens. Shows at: 11am & 3pm every Saturday. The 11am performance will... More
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Duppity
August 14, 2015|
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Response from SouthendLibsMus | Property representative |
Hello Vince, thank you for your question. Our Planetarium shows are suitable for 7 years and above. 5 year olds are welcome to attend, but it is advisable to note that each show is 45 minutes long, in a dark room... More
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