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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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Relaxing

After a long rickety train journey you find a lovely cafe, and the RNLI centre! Nice to sit with a coffee on a warm day and relax looking out to sea. Fishermen fishing from pier... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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Flitwick, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

After a long rickety train journey you find a lovely cafe, and the RNLI centre! Nice to sit with a coffee on a warm day and relax looking out to sea. Fishermen fishing from pier, plenty of seats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Walking a pier is a must when in Southend. And what an adventure for kids to ride tiny pier train.Adults will enjoy wiev and great restaurant at the end of the pier.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

Awesome place lovely walk and a nice cup of tea and warm scone at the end so much history too well worth the walk and a lovely train ride back xx

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We love to walk the pier and train back! Brings back childhood memories and the food outlet is great!

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great to walk or get the train. We chose to walk to the end and get the train back. Wrap up warm and enjoy the sea air on this great bit of history

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

You have to pay to walk on the pier, or you can pay to take the train which runs regularly. It is a bit disappointing when you reach the end, there is just a lifeboat shop and a tall ship which again you need to pay to walk onto. The view isn't fantastic. It is however the longest pier in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Great location with a lot of things to do/visit. Very good for go out on weekend have fun. Adventure Park, aquarium and lots of others fun things to do. If you wanna have a walk you can enjoy the beach or you could walk on the pier, or having o trip with the train on the pier. Also you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Calm and nice walk through the longest pier in the world. You can buy your tickets as walk only (reeeeeealy long walk) or comprising the little train service (£2 walk only or £3.80 by train, per person - May-15). Worth the shot. Gives you a handsome view of Southend from the sea and is possible to visit a Sailing Boat... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Today i went to the end of the pier and as much as i liked seeing the tall ships, I was extremely Disappointed that there was no where to have any warm food, the place JAMIE OLIVER owns was shut and stacked up with furniture, surely this would be a great opportunity to draw people to the pier if it... More 

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Grandborough, null, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A lovely walk along this interesting Pier. Worth reading the short history leaflet (£1 at the TSI desk). Coffee and a bun of a nice ice cream at the end before getting the train back.

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