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Published Thursday, 4th April 2019

teddy Bear on Fence

Teddy bears are taking over Prittlewell Priory this Easter and avid young hunters are being recruited to find them.

From Saturday 6 April, the teddies will be hiding on the shelves, by the windows and even on the roof beams.

Families and the young at heart are invited to visit the Priory to pick up a Teddy Bear Trail sheet for just £2 and join staff and volunteers on the Teddy Bear Hunt.

Once you have completed the Teddy Bear Hunt, why not take a walk in the footsteps of medieval monks who once lived within the Priory or pack a picnic and relax in the a hopefully sunny Priory Park whilst the children enjoy the playground.

Prittlewell Priory is a medieval priory founded in the 12th century by monks from the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras. It passed into private hands at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. The last private owner, local businessman and philanthropist R A Jones, gave the priory and its grounds to the local council. The grounds now form  the Green Flag Award-winning Priory Park, and the Grade I listed building operates as a museum.

Opening Times:

Saturday 6 April: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 7 April: 10am - 3pm
Monday 8 April: Closed
Tuesday 9 April - Saturday 13 April: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 14 April: 10am - 3pm
Monday 15 April: Closed
Tuesday 16 April - Thursday 18 April: 10am - 5pm
Good Friday 19 April: Closed
Saturday 20 April: 10am - 5pm
Easter Sunday 21 April: Closed
Easter Monday 22 April: 10am - 5pm

Location: Prittlewell Priory, Priory Park, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6NB

Call for volunteers

Southend Museums Service is currently recruiting volunteers to help welcome visitors to the borough’s museums.

Volunteering opportunities would be based at Beecroft Art Gallery, Central Museum, Prittlewell Priory or Southchurch Hall. Volunteers are able to choose to assist at one or a variety of the museums to help provide a high quality and enjoyable visitor experience. If you are interested, please contact Volunteer Support Team or call 01702 534887 for further information.