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Beecroft Art Gallery

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, England
+44 1702 212511
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Interesting exhibitions and a quirky interior

M and I were intrigued by the building itself, but after our visit I found out that it used to be... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
EH-in-York
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York, United Kingdom
an evenings entertainment

good leg room and I think comfortable seating enhances your evenings entertainment, friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
roddyj770
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Cala D`Or
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Re-opened in it's new home on Victoria Avenue, Beecroft Art Gallery sits beside Central Museum and showcases the best in art and costume.
  • Excellent13%
  • Very good58%
  • Average4%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible8%
17 Apr 2018
“Interesting exhibitions and a quirky interior”
9 Aug 2017
“Good for a few hours on a rainy day”
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

M and I were intrigued by the building itself, but after our visit I found out that it used to be the library, and the layout and interior make more sense now we know that (it felt very much like a 'civic' building rather than...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

good leg room and I think comfortable seating enhances your evenings entertainment, friendly staff will help you to your seat, toilets are fine and there are enough, but as usual its timing for the use of the toilets just be aware of that, no different...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

My Wife and I Visited today with our 12 year old Granddaughter and 4 year old Grandson. The weather was very wet and a visit indoors was best plan. The carpark adjacent is convenient and we paid £4.30 for 4 hours. The gallery was free...More

1  Thank Kevin D
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for your review - we are very glad you enjoyed your visits with us, and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Dull sparse and thoroughly uninviting What a waste of a great facility poorly executed as a gallery visit the pallant gallery in Chichester see how a gallery should feel and look. Am ashamed to think of visitors to Southend even contemplating a visit. For goodness...More

Thank Angela R
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SouthendLibsMus, Promoton & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2017

Dear Angela, Thank you for your review- we always appreciate feedback. Your comments will be passed on to management for future planning. Kind regards, Promotion and Events Team.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

I always used to visit this venue at its previous venue and it was wonderful to visit it in its new venue. This new venue is great for loght and airy and it is great to walk around and enjoy the space.

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Hello, Thanks for your review - we are so glad you found us again and enjoyed your visit to Beecroft Art Gallery. Pop in any time! Kind regards, The Promotion & Events Team

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

Very, very disappointed. An exhibition of BIBA fashion was on display information was in the museum next door and the costumes in the Beecroft, why not amalgamate the two and have it all in one place. Very small exhibition, they could have done so much...More

Thank BranstonLB
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Hello, Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback. We always want to find ways to improve and will pass your comments to our curators. We hope you will visit us again in the future. Kind regards, Promotion & Events Team

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

It's a free art gallery in a huge space of the old library, It's a shame that the space is not utilised a little better, if it had more displays, a nice cafe and a decent gift shop it could be a real crowd pleaser....More

Thank tatania4
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2016

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sad to hear you felt uncomfortable during your visit - we will pass your comments to the management team who will investigate further with the staff. We hope you will come back to see us again in...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Was curious about a vintage display advertised but no posters or signs at the venue, turned out to be just a part of a bigger (Biba) exhibition I'd already visited. Three staff showing no interest in the very few (four) visitors I saw that day...More

Thank Dee G
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SouthendLibsMus, Promotion & Events Team (Libraries & Museums) at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2016

Thank you for your comments. There was due to be a Vintage Clothes Fair at Beecroft Art Gallery on 27th August - however, the event had to be cancelled at very short notice as the collector could not attend. Posters for the event were therefore...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We followed up our trip to the Central Museum with a quick tour of the Art Gallery next door. The lift is currently out of order which prevented my father from going off of the ground floor, but hopefully this will be fixed soon. Upstairs...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2016

I loved it when this was our library and now it's an art gallery there seems an awful lot of empty space. Ca'nt say I would visit again after the once

Thank Beverley W
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