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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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Sun - Sat 8:15 am - 8:00 pm
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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 on a sunny day.

There is a lot of history in Southend pier and I remember the great fire when I was a child. In the summer this is a lovely walk and its very relaxing. In bad weather not so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
NicolaBess1985
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Essex, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on the train at Southend pier for the first time and OMG I have never seen such miserable staff in my life, every question you asked the lady behind the till and the lady standing at the station seemed to be an effort to answer, train ride was ok though.

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Thank stuartvin72
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Over a mile long, great train ride to the end .has a nice resturant fishing and fun fare. Fantastic family day out. Excellent day out.

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Thank Terence L
Essex U.K.
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49 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wanted to go to the end of Southend Pier by train. Most enjoyable. There's not much at the end except the life boat station, large cafe so you can have a snack and drink. Ice cream hut. Plenty of seats to sit and watch the Boats passing. Some people go fishing at the end, others just relax and sit peacefully... More 

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1 Thank Lesley D
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This grand old lady,still has a certain presence,but it has changed for the worse over the years,it was once so important to the town.However you can see all the past history,from years ago in the museum,It's nice to have a coffee in the cafe at the end,and return facing the town's highlights.

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Thank ross742
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is a lot of history in Southend pier and I remember the great fire when I was a child. In the summer this is a lovely walk and its very relaxing. In bad weather not so enjoyable it was very windy and very grey at my last visit which made the scenery almost non exsistant its a shame because... More 

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Thank NicolaBess1985
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk and lovely cappuccino in the cafe at the end. Interesting to see and read about the life boat.

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Thank Marie L
Walton On Thames
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Southend pier The longest pier in the world, it is a must do to visit A stroll down the length of the pier is like going back in time, how many years has this pier been giving pleasure to the public We were not sure what we would find at the end of this pier but pleasantly surprised to find... More 

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Thank 46nigels
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everytime we visit southend we always take a walk down the pier, We love it!! It's a lovely walk there and back!

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Thank Charly F
Porth, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seen so many times on Tv and was in area so glad I made a visit. Made the 1.3 mile walk out to end of pier on a very cold January day, and rode the quaint rickety train back. Was grateful of a lovely warm coffee at end of walk at end of pier, didn`t expect the large café building... More 

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1 Thank welshone03
essex
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a miserable desolate place to visit , the modern building on the end looks so out of place on a victorian pier well done s.b.c

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