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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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8:15 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Description: The Museum aims to preserve the history of Southend Pier and provide...
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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Nice walk along the pier and train ride back reasonable price...but just wish there was more to do at the end seems such a waste of the space..

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Our first time on the train , didn't no what to expect . We were not disappointed , had lunch in the cafe' at the end of the pier , sitting in the sunshine enjoying the view , then caught the train back .

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW via mobile

Nice walk along the pier and train ride back reasonable price...but just wish there was more to do at the end seems such a waste of the space..

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 NEW

Just right for a stroll out to sea without getting your feet wet (a mile and a quarter - ish each way ) there is seating every few hundred meters or so if you need to rest on the way. Very little in the way of entertainment. However the RNLI boat station at the end of the pier can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Well you can get the train, which rattles along the track to nearly the end of the pier, or you can walk. I prefer the walk, it just over a mile with plenty of places to sit and take in the view on the way. There are a couple of nice cafes at the end, the great RNLI shop is... More 

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Did the train ride up the pier, lovely place to walk around and lots of places to sit as well. Also a nice looking place for tea and the lifeboat station is interesting as well. Would have been nice to walk up there but was very hot and had my young kids with us.

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essex, uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Have taken a young family member here a couple of times in the last year, and although they loved the little train ride down to the pier end, there isn't much to do or see once you get there. The café is very poor, and the condition of everything there including buildings, and seats etc is very poor. I guess... More 

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Liked the pier but they really need a toilet halfway and a place to buy a drink. Also, if u only need to train one way and walk the other U need to get the tickets somewhere else!!

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Its the longest pier in the world, it has survived a fair few mishaps. Its £2 for adult to walk both ways, £1 for kids five to 16, and free for under fives, The monorail is a bit more. Its got amazing views of the coastline and of Kent too. There is a lovely new cafe on the end where... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I used to walk on the pier many years ago, but had never been to the end so this weekend, my wife and I were visiting relatives and all decided to take a trip on the pier. We took the train and travelled the mile and a quarter to the end and visited the RNLI shop and also watched the... More 

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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Go there anytime of the year and you'll never be disappointed, spectacular views, a good walk there nad back if your up to it, otherwise there's the pier railway, there's also a good cafe' at the end of the pier (prices not bad), but it's all about the walk and views for this one. We must visit here at least... More 

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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:15 am - 8:00 pm

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