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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Basildon

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Basildon in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you.

There are 146 Basildon museums and art galleries to pick from.

Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

  1. Toy aeroplane at The Cater Museum in Billericay

    The Cater Museum

    Billericay

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    The Cater Museum is a distinctly educational stop but a particularly fun one for imaginative kids who can get their history fix and let the daydreams...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 3.6 miles from Basildon
  2. Outside view of Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

    Battlesbridge Antiques Centre

    Battlesbridge

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    Battlesbridge Antiques Centre comprises over 80 dealers housed in a variety of old buildings and courtyards, and a vintage motorcycle museum. Great f...

    Suitable for 0-8 Indoor, Outdoor 6.3 miles from Basildon
  3. Outside view of Coalhouse Fort in East Tilbury

    Coalhouse Fort

    East Tilbury

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    Coalhouse Fort is considered to be one of the finest examples of an armoured casemated fort in the UK and is still undergoing restoration. It's also...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 7.4 miles from Basildon
  4. Buses at Castle Point Transport Museum in Canvey Island

    Castle Point Transport Museum

    Canvey Island

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    Canvey Island's vintageCastle Point Transport Museum is now home to over 35 tremendously old and rare buses, coaches, vintage commercials, military a...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 7.9 miles from Basildon
  5. Fire engines at Essex Fire Museum in Grays

    Essex Fire Museum

    Grays

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    Essex Fire Museum shows you how firefighting has changed over the years as there have been advances in technology. There are a collection of differen...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 8 miles from Basildon
  6. Thurrock Museum

    Thurrock Museum

    Grays

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    Thurrock Museum welcomes families to explore the history of Thurrock through it's extensive exhibits and artefacts with a rich variety of items on sh...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 8.3 miles from Basildon
  7. Outside view of Chelmsford Museum

    Chelmsford Museum

    Chelmsford

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    Chelmsford Museum Set in a park with an adventure play area, the museum offers a nice variety of exhibits, from a fine collection of fossils, a livin...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 10.5 miles from Basildon
  8. Guy watching show at Central Museum & Planetarium in Southend on Sea

    Central Museum & Planetarium

    Southend On Sea

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    The understated Southend Planetarium at the Central Museum seats only 20 people but presents a range of talks about the entire universe, through vari...

    Suitable for 9+ Indoor 10.7 miles from Basildon
  9. Entrance to Essex Police Museum in Chelmsford

    Essex Police Museum

    Chelmsford

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    Essex Police Museum has a collection of objects, photographs and objects that tell the history of the force from 1840 until present day. You and the...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 11.7 miles from Basildon
  10. Outside view of Southend Pier Museum in Southend On Sea

    Southend Pier Museum

    Southend On Sea

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    The Southend Pier Museum brings to life the fascinating past of the longest pleasure pier in the world. Exhibits include many items of memorabilia su...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 11.9 miles from Basildon
  11. Exhibition at Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham

    Royal Engineers Museum

    Gillingham

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    Royal Engineers Museum tells the story of the Corps of Royal Engineers from their military exploits to their contributions to nations around the worl...

    4 star rating Rating 4/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 12.9 miles from Basildon
  12. Hill top view of coast at Trial-a-Bite Rock and Fossil Tours in Bexleyheath

    Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours

    Bexleyheath

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    Trial a Bite Rock and Fossil Tours is a family run business that offers guided rock and fossil hunting trips in southeast Britain. Come and look for...

    Suitable for 9+ Outdoor 14.9 miles from Basildon
  13. Kids on anchor at The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    The Historic Dockyard Chatham

    Chatham

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    The Historic Dockyard Chatham has a fantastic range of attractions, iconic buildings and historic ships to explore with your family of little histori...

    5 star rating Rating 5/5 (1 reviews)

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 16.1 miles from Basildon
  14. Aeroplane at North Weald Airfield and Museum in North Weald Bassett

    North Weald Airfield and Museum

    North Weald Bassett

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    North Weald Airfield was the famous Battle of Britain fighter base, RAF North Weald, near to the Essex town of Epping and easily accessible from Lond...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 16.2 miles from Basildon
  15. Roman ruins at Lullingstone Roman Villa in Eynsford

    Lullingstone Roman Villa

    Eynsford

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    Lullingstone Roman Villa Lullingstone is amongst the most outstanding Roman villa survivals in Britain and provides a unique all weather family day o...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 18.1 miles from Basildon
  16. The Postal Museum Top pick

    The Postal Museum

    London

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    If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!),...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 24.6 miles from Basildon
  17. Walled Garden at The Museum of Harlow

    Harlow Museum & Walled Gardens

    Harlow

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    The four main galleries exhibit interesting collections and interpretive displays based on the area during notable time periods, these being, Roman,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 20.2 miles from Basildon
  18. William Morris Gallery

    William Morris Gallery

    London

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    Get off the beaten track and discover one of London’s hidden gems - William Morris Gallery. Learn about Victorian artistic designer William Morris an...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor, Outdoor 20.4 miles from Basildon
  19. Outside view of Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery

    Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery

    Maidstone

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    Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Gallery is housed in an Elizabethan manor house, and is one of the best in the South-East. Maidstone Museum has displays...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 20.6 miles from Basildon
  20. People in auditorium at Planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich

    Planetarium at the Royal Observatory

    Greenwich

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    The Royal Observatory Greenwich is the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the Prime Meridian of the World. It is also home to London's only planetarium,...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 20.6 miles from Basildon

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