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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Chalkwell

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

There are 127 Chalkwell museums and art galleries to pick from.

Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. 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. 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 1.6 miles from Chalkwell
  2. 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 2 miles from Chalkwell
  3. 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 3.1 miles from Chalkwell
  4. 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 7.4 miles from Chalkwell
  5. 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 11.8 miles from Chalkwell
  6. 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 11.9 miles from Chalkwell
  7. 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 12.7 miles from Chalkwell
  8. 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 13.2 miles from Chalkwell
  9. 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 15.7 miles from Chalkwell
  10. 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 15.7 miles from Chalkwell
  11. 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 15.8 miles from Chalkwell
  12. 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 15.8 miles from Chalkwell
  13. 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 19.5 miles from Chalkwell
  14. Entrance to Herne Bay Museum and Gallery

    The Seaside Museum Herne Bay

    Herne Bay

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    The Seaside Museum, Herne Bay Displays include local paintings, prints and photos, mammoth tucks and fossils from local beaches, coastal wildlife and...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 22.7 miles from Chalkwell
  15. 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 23 miles from Chalkwell
  16. 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 24.1 miles from Chalkwell
  17. Entrance to Beaney House of Art and Knowledge in Canterbury

    Beaney House of Art and Knowledge

    Canterbury

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    Beaney House of Art and Knowledge Recently refurbished with cutting edge exhibition galleries, a new library and a whole new programme of family orie...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 25.1 miles from Chalkwell
  18. Girl exploring the Roman Museum

    Canterbury Roman Museum

    Canterbury

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    Canterbury's underground Roman Museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where excavated. Descend 100 years wit...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 25.2 miles from Chalkwell
  19. 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 25.5 miles from Chalkwell
  20. Girl looking at a shell. Source: Natural Museum of History Colchester

    Natural History Museum Colchester

    Colchester

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    At Natural History Museum Colchester did you know that there was an earthquake in Colchester in 1884? Or that mammoths and hippos used to live in thi...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 26 miles from Chalkwell

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