Southend-on-sea, Beecroft Art Gallery

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Details

Accessibility:

Level entrance from adjoining pavement and with automatic doors.  Level access throughout public ground floor areas of the gallery.  Separate lift access to both first and lower ground floors, lift to lower ground is not suitable for a motorised wheelchair.  Once on the upper/lower floors, there is level access to public areas.

Brief description: 

Art Gallery showing both permanent and temporary displays throughout the year; regular changes to displays so check museum website for latest information.  There is a year-round programme of contemporary art exhibitions.  

Address: 

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS2 6EX

Email: 

museums@southend.gov.uk

Phone: 

01702 212511

Website:  

http://www.southendmuseums.co.uk

Directions:  

Located in central Southend immediately off the A127.  The A13 also takes you into central Southend and then using the Queensway ringroad you can gain access to the A127.  The museum is approximately 21 miles (40 minute) drive from junction 29 of the M25.

OS TQ 880861

Opening Times:  

Tuesday - Saturday  10:00 - 17:00   Bank Holidays: Closed

Transport:  

For more travel information go to http://www.traveline.info/ or call 0871 200 22 33.

Southend Victoria Train Station (end terminus of branch line off the Great Eastern Main Line running from Shenfield to Southend) is a very short walk from the Gallery and an approximate 4 minute walk over some 200 metres from station to Gallery.  Buses from several outlying areas stop nearby outside the train station so the Gallery is well served by public transport.  Disability car parking is available at the rear of the neighbouring Southend Central Museum and general car parking available in the Beecroft car park located immediately north of the Beecroft Art Gallery and approximate 2 minute walk away (see photos for car parking costs as at June 2019).  Southend Central train station on the separate C2C line from London Fenchurch Street to Southend is located in the High Street Southend-on-Sea and approximately a 10-12 minute walk away

Amenities: 

A disability toilet is located at ground floor level of the building along with general male and female toilets.  A small cafe is available in the Art Gallery and another in the nearby Southend Council Civic Centre.  Numerous shops and places to eat are available in the nearby town centre, the northern end of the main High Street and the Victoria Shopping Centre being approximately 6-7 minute walk away to the south of this building.