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For the tidy admission fee, £4.00 for a family of 4, this was worth the visit. A little bit of... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Mark B
Fareham, United Kingdom
School trip to pier museum/end of the pier.

The children were fascinated by the images from the past as well as the artefacts from long ago... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2018
Leigh D
Witham, United Kingdom
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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
+44 1702 611214
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we took the train to the end of the pier. No huge but worth it

Thank joybabe
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Toheem
Reviewed 3 September 2018

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

Thank NHDG
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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. Glad we...More

1  Thank Mark B
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank nickiangel9979
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Fabulous museum noting lots of forgotten Southend history. a charity run by enthusiastic, friendly staff. Well worth a visit and certainly somewhere of historical interest for the kids.

1  Thank janis74
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Leigh D
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

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

Thank FarmYard G
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!

Thank Lynda J
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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elizabeth e
22 July 2018|
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Response from FarmYard G | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no. Well, not the mass of stairs needed to get up to it. Unless there's a passage I know nothing about. Going on the pier is your decision. Probably not, sorry.