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The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide visitors with information on why it was built, how it has changed, its important role during two world wars, survived disasters, and continued to provide pleasure for many...more
Southend Pier Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
This was quite an interesting museum which could have been better. Under the pier itself it's not accessible to all. A very reasonable entrance fee but we were met with so many signs telling us we couldn't do things. No photography!! Post cards are available...More
This is a nice little museum and it held our young boys attention for long enough whilst we had a 1/2 hour wait for the Pier train. The small charge seemed reasonable. It is down some tight stairs from the station platform and there isn't...More
For the tidy admission fee, £4.00 for a family of 4, this was worth the visit. A little bit of nostalgia covering the history of the pier. Run by enthusiastic volunteers with lots of knowledge, they are happy to pass on to you.
Wow such a delight to meet lovely people who care about our History.The museum is like stepping back into history with many stories to read and pictures to view. My children of six and nine yrs old enjoyed the museum and particularly enjoyed the story...More
The children were fascinated by the images from the past as well as the artefacts from long ago. They were able to hear information about the past and ask questions. The staff were very helpful and were enthusiastic about sharing the information about the pier...More
Instagram filters? Who needs them?! If you take the walk at sunset it's glorious. Take the last train back and you're able to see an insanely red sun retreating below the horizon. After you walk the 1.33 miles, which isn't hard, weirdly, you're greeted to...More
Definitely worth a visit, this small museum is packed full of interesting displays and memorabilia about the history of the pier. Learnt a lot and enjoyed reminiscing about childhood trips down the pier. Especially loved seeing the old train carriages!