Did you know that Southend is steeped in over 800 hundred years of fascinating history? Whether you want to find out more about the monks that lived at Prittlewell Priory, or how Southend Pier survived two world wars, you can learn all about it at one of our museums and historic houses. Don't forget we're also home to one of the world's smallest museums, the Clifftown Telephone Museum? Or why not unearth the hidden secrets of the Prittlewell Prince at Southend Central Museum. Restrictions on museums are due to lift on 17th May, with so much history at your fingertips, which will you visit first?