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Address: Western Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1EE, England
Phone Number: 01702 618747
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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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take the train as its a lovely ride and the pier is very long, you can always walk back if it takes your fancy. the end of the pier we was quiet windswept despite it being quiet a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Staying in Springfield, near Chelmsford, for 2 nights 19th and 20th July, Monday morning 20th we decided to visit Southend as neither of us had been before. So off we went down the A130 and drove the 21 miles to Southend. When we arrived we parked up in Fairheads Green car park on the front, on the left hand side... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

take the train as its a lovely ride and the pier is very long, you can always walk back if it takes your fancy. the end of the pier we was quiet windswept despite it being quiet a windy day

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Southend on Sea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Nice old pier. Walked both ways so only £2 each. Its such a shame that when you get to the end there is nothing really there apart from the RNLI shop and an over priced modern cafe not in keeping with the pier. Used to be a pub at the end before the fire, shame no one has opened another... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

great day out kids loved it had a great time took train up the pier and walked back great day out if sunny weather reasonable prices Good for young kids

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luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It really is like walking on water and a very long walk. It was a hot day but got breezy as we got further away from shore. Can be a bit daunting but i didnt look down! Got the train back though and the views were well worth the effort.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Well , it is a long walk to the end of the pier , but it is a 'must do' for visitors to southend . Really enjoyed the sea air, and the liftboat shop at the end of the pier and the cafe were a pleasant surprise. The trains did not seem to be very frequent ,so was happy to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

A good healthy walk and take in that sea air relax with a drink when you get to the end and enjoy the view close your eyes and imagine your on a cruise ,either walk back or take the train and enjoy

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Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spur of the moment evening trip to Southend.... Extremely impressed the car park was free from 6pm.. The pleasure park had reduced wrist bands after 6pm £13.50 for a full band the rides were almost empty..... Great chips reasonably priced followed by a Perfect Mr Whippy icecream... Arcades were Almost empty but a very pleasurable experience .......

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Ipswich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Train to the end of the pier. Is like stepping back in time. At he end you get some great views and it is a tad windy..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Know it like the back of my hand.Just walked it a hundred times in 5 days (134 miles)for charity. Most people walk it one way (normal speed 25-30 minutes)and get the train back or vicer versa. It can windy at the end where there are loos and 2 places to grab a refreshment andThe RNLI,on a nice day it's a... 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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