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Southend Pier Museum

Southend Pier Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
+44 1702 611214
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Fascinating Little Social History Museum

Definitely worth a visit, this small museum is packed full of interesting displays and memorabilia... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
JoeLyn62
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London, United Kingdom
Interesting little museum

This museum was only small but was packed with lots of pictures & info about the Pier - as it's so... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Ashleigh A
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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 generations. The Pier is part of our cultural and sociological heritage and we are working to preserve and conserve those reminders.
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Southend Pier Western Esplanade | Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

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!

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This museum was only small but was packed with lots of pictures & info about the Pier - as it's so small the visit would only take about an hour max - still interesting though

Thank Ashleigh A
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Took some friends who were visiting Southend to this museum, had a great time looking round the old pier trains and finding out about the history of the pier. Not expensive to get in, and staff were friendly and informative. Well worth a visit. Check...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visited on 4th October. Very interesting exhibits including the old pier trains in fantastic condition. Some brilliant memorabilia from the pier's past. Good for kids, seniors, everyone. Lovely, helpful, engaging staff

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Found it by accident, we were experiencing the pier and saw the notice. Really interested in tramways and railways do thought we would chance it. Glad we did. A real wee gem of a place. Very welcoming reception who explained no photographs as they were...More

Thank BigRon99
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Very interesting museum,friendly staff,interesting displays which give a great flavour of the pier history with loads if authentic and unique examples items, equipment and photographs

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We visited the museum and found it fascinating and very interesting - worth a visit lots of facts and information :-)

Thank lisa c
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Spent an hour or so going around the Pier Museum, which houses some delights and curiosities of days gone-by. Very helpful and information staff, was worth the visit and recommend this.

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Popped in for 5 minutes, came out over an hour later. Ridiculously good value at £1.50 per adult. Full of models, photos, old pier railway carriages etc. Don't be put off by the somewhat uninviting entrance!

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Looking forward to seeing this. We waited for the museum to open as they close for lunch between 12:30 and 13:30. They must have been famished as they had been open since 11:00! We paid our £5 and went in only to be told that...More

2  Thank James S
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