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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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A nice stroll

Not been along this per for many years, a nice walk but would like to have seen more to do at the far end to make it worth it, took the train back due to moany kids lol.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Not been along this per for many years, a nice walk but would like to have seen more to do at the far end to make it worth it, took the train back due to moany kids lol.

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to the pier a few years ago and it was fun with fish and chip and ice cream booths. A nice cafe, amusement. Now there is nothing at the pier end but an overpriced panini cafe. And a series of deserted booths and cafes. Such a sad disappointment

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went todau with my 5 year old. When I was little it was free to walk I couldn't believe you had to pay nowadays. We got walk there and train back (as train was only thing that excited my son) which is overpriced. Was going to eat at the cafe but over priced (cheaper along seafront) nothing to do. Only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We visited Southend beach in middish July. A coach load from our local church went for its annual beach trip. When we arrived, my wife, daughter and I decided to walk along the pier. We thought it would be free but, no doubt, the upkeep of the pier is expensive. It's about a mile long and you have the option... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

good value for money. discounts for me as a carer and the disabled person. you can get off at the end of the pier or stay on for return journey. café and museum at the end of the pier.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

A nice trip in the train brings out along the UK's longest pier. Some refurbished facilities at the end. The life boat museum lies at the end. A little sparse but still a pleasant journey.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great Day. If the weather is good, you should try this place. We can walk along the tracks. Worth a visit.

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Iver, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Priced at £10 for a family of four, had a lovely walk down the pier. Would be nice to have more at the end of the pier rather than just a coffee shop. However found prices in the coffee bar very good, £1.90 for a coffee & £1 for a can of drink. Nice to sit for awhile watching out.... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed a nice stroll along the pier, weather was very warm so that made it all the more pleasant. We were with another family who hadn't been on the pier before who we're subsequently disappointed with the facilities at the end of the it. An expensive ice cream hut cashing in on the remote location or maybe Jamie Oliver's name?... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Well - it is THE longest pleasure pier in the world but sadly it is some way adrift of how it was in its prime. I just wish somebody would come up with a few sensible ideas to ensure this legendary structure doesn't crumble into the sea. Lots of unused space at the far end calling out for some kind... More 

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