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Beecroft Gallery

With fine sea views and a varied collection ranging from 17th century Dutch paintings to contemporary works, as well as a fine collection of local views, the Beecroft is well worth a visit.

There are a range of exciting exhibitions and events staged throughout the year - details on our exhibition page whilst throughout the year the Thorpe Smith Collection of paintings and prints from as early as 1803 will be on show. A unique opportunity to see what Southend and the local area was like before photography.

Where to find us
The Gallery is now situated in Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea.

By Rail
The nearest station is Southend on Sea - Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line from London. The gallery is next to the museum just as you turn right out of the statiion. If you're arriving on the Fenchurch Street line, the Gallery is about a third of a mile walk.


or visit our web site:

Beecroft Art Gallery

For details about the other Museum facilities and events,visit the Southend Museums Website at:

Southend Musuems

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Enterprise, Tourism and Economic Development, Councillor Graham Longley said: “We hope as many people as possible will be able to come along and enjoy the Beecroft Gallery’s fabulous works of art on display at the former Southend Central Library.

“This new location, a fully accessible space, is ideal for the Beecroft’s pictures and other artworks. The paintings can now be seen by all while also being kept safe with dimmable spotlights and tinted windows, and for the first time we have the room to host the region’s only dedicated costume exhibition collection.

“It is a wonderful way to share our borough’s art heritage in an easiy-reached building on one of the main routes into Southend.”

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