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Beecroft Art Gallery

Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, England
+44 1702 212511
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Loads of space, interesting & easy access.....

I visited the Beecroft 2 weeks ago to see a small exhibition. It was my first visit to the new... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
jacquiessex_10
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Ambitious modern building, modest art offerings

Magnificent 1950s building with some paintings and things rather lost within. Worth a distracting... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Mike B
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West Drayton, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent15%
  • Very good56%
  • Average7%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible7%
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“depicting” (2 reviews)
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Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, England
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

I visited the Beecroft 2 weeks ago to see a small exhibition. It was my first visit to the new building. It's a great space, has plenty of room, and holds some interesting works. It's also now the home of Jazz UK, and there's an...More

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SouthendLibsMus, Promotions & Events Team at Beecroft Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

We look forward to seeing you again, thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Magnificent 1950s building with some paintings and things rather lost within. Worth a distracting half and hour or so.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

The Beecroft Gallery has a good selection of art and also exhibitions by various different artists over the year. There is a also a film venue area, where films can be watched and also a Jazz centre in the basement with films being shown and...More

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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

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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

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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

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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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