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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Courtsend

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

There are 107 Courtsend 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. 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 10 miles from Courtsend
  2. 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 10.1 miles from Courtsend
  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 14.6 miles from Courtsend
  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 15.2 miles from Courtsend
  5. 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 18.4 miles from Courtsend
  6. 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 19.7 miles from Courtsend
  7. Outside view of Hollytrees Museum in Colchester

    Hollytrees Museum

    Colchester

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    A rather highlight of the Hollytrees Museum is the little Hollytrees Museum! What a delight for any child to nose through a dolls house that's a thor...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 19.7 miles from Courtsend
  8. Visitors at Colchester Castle Museum

    Colchester Castle Museum

    Colchester

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    At Colchester Castle Museum follow in the footsteps of Roman soldiers, Norman invaders, the Witchfinder General and the devastation of Queen Boudica!...

    Suitable for 0-12 Outdoor 19.8 miles from Courtsend
  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 20.7 miles from Courtsend
  10. 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 21.5 miles from Courtsend
  11. 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 22.2 miles from Courtsend
  12. 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 22.2 miles from Courtsend
  13. 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 22.2 miles from Courtsend
  14. 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 23.2 miles from Courtsend
  15. 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 23.5 miles from Courtsend
  16. 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 23.6 miles from Courtsend
  17. Exhibition room at Powell-Cotton Museum in Birchington

    Powell-Cotton Museum

    Birchington

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    The Museum at Quex Park in Kent had its origins in a pavilion built in the garden in 1896 to house the growing collection of natural history gathered...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor, Outdoor 23.7 miles from Courtsend
  18. Outside view of Turner Contemporary in Margate

    Turner Contemporary

    Margate

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    Turner Contemporary This art gallery is free to visit and runs an ever changing and evolving collection of exhibitions always suitable for families a...

    Suitable for 4+ Indoor 24.7 miles from Courtsend
  19. War aircraft at Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Musem in Ramsgate

    Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum

    Ramsgate

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    Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum is located in an atmospheric and historic RAF airfield and contains a beautifully restored Spitfire MK XVI and...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 25.5 miles from Courtsend
  20. Outside view of Hornby Visitor Centre in Margate

    Hornby Visitor Centre

    Margate

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    This is a real treat for toy fans, with rare examples of Britain’s best-loved knickknacks and an interactive Thomas and Friends track that will have...

    Suitable for all ages Indoor 26.1 miles from Courtsend

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