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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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Lovely to ride the rattly train again

Lovely to revisit the Pier again after many years, took the train, walked the end section, bought back many memories. Nice to see it working again. Well done Southend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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ufford, suffolk
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

good walk down if weather good or train if not a must do when visiting Southend on sea life boat station also great place to visit many items for all ages in shop

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Romford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Good for a nice walk on a sunny day but the old pier is looking a bit dated nowadays. Towards the end of the pier you can see where the old pleasure liners used to dock, a sad reminder as to how Southend has been steadily declining. I've heard rumours that Adventure Island have made an offer to the local... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Ok It's southend so if it cold on the seafront it's could out at sea :) love going for a walk with the kids only the food places at the end are cafes can if they got what you want then you got them on a good day

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Essex
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Southend Pier is a dinosaur, a thing of the past. Yes, it may lay claim to being the World's longest pier, but that's the only thing it has going for it unless you're an angler. On a sunny day the walk is pleasant enough but there is always a sea breeze for the chill effect and if the weather is... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We used the train to go to the end of the Pier but were disappointed at the lack of attractions once we got there.

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essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We chose to walk both ways along the pier, although in the past have used the train too. Was a nice stroll, and good to visit the RNLI at the end. We didn't visit the pavilion at the end, as there was live music as part of the folk festival I believe. Whilst I am sure that this was very... More 

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ufford, suffolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely to revisit the Pier again after many years, took the train, walked the end section, bought back many memories. Nice to see it working again. Well done Southend.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Loved the walk each way as we didn't opt for the train, and the lifeboat station at the end was interesting but there's nothing other that a small cafe to welcome you at the end. Needs more there, and arcade and a food place would be a start? Nothing at all for children. Shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

i really enjoyed my walk along southend pier, there is a small fee but i think its justified. theres plenty of points to stop and reflect and take in the views

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

I walked to the pier and came back with train. Nothing to do around the pier only nice place for lunch.

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