Welcome to Southend's Pier Museum
Our AGM will be held on Tuesday 11th June 2013
Southend Central Museum, Victoria Avenue
The Museum is a not-for-profit organisation and registered with the Charity Commission.
If you walk along Southend-on-Seaís High Street, towards the sea, your eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure Pier in the world. Standing for over a century it extends 2158 metres (1.341 miles) into the Thames Estuary, and is a well loved and recognised symbol of Southend and the pleasures of the English seaside.
Sir John Betjeman once said, ďThe Pier is Southend, Southend is the PierĒ and itís as true today as it was when it first welcomed visitors all those years ago.
To locate the Pier's Museum entrance, visitors should go into the shore end station and walk to the right of the railway tracks.
The Museum will bring back fond memories for some and will be a brand new experience for younger generations. Remember days gone by as we have an original "Toastrack" Tram, original 1949 Electric Trains, pictorial displays, working penny slot machines, and much more. Itís fun, itís a great way to learn and itís out of the rain when we get a traditional English summer!
We are open from Monday 6th May to late September 2013
Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Bank Holidays
11 am to 5 pm (5.30 pm during school summer holidays).
Southend Pier Museum is registered with the Charities Commission, Reg. no. 802105 and has full accreditation (number 490) with the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) that was sponsored by the government to encourage ďbasic standardsĒ in all museums. The Arts Council England has now taken on the role that was provided by the MLA and the Museum is currently applying for re-accreditation
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 07 May 2013 )