The Museum is Open
for the Summer Season

A Hero of Dunkirk

Come and see our exhibition featuring the popular paddle steamer

"The Medway Queen"

a regular visitor to Southend Pier during the heyday's of pleasure boats.

We are open on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Bank Holidays
11 am to 5 pm

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.

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.

The Museum is located in the the Old Pier Workshops underneath the train station at the shore end.
To locate the Museum entrance, you should go into the Pier Reception and then walk to the right
of the railway entrance where it is signposted.

The Museum will bring back fond memories for some and will be a brand new experience for younger generations. Remember days gone by. We have an original c.1890 toastrack tram, three original c.1949 train carriages, a working signal box, pictorial displays, some original "just for fun" working penny slot machines, and much much more......

We also have a Souvenir Shop and a Visitors book for your comments.

Itís fun, itís a great way to learn and itís out of the rain when we get a traditional English summer!

Visitors 14 years and over £1.50, Juniors (5 - 13) 50p
Accompanied children under 5 are FREE (as part of a family group)

For our next meeting or to become a member of the Pier Museum  (Membership)
Would you like to help in the Museum?  (Volunteer)

The Pier Museum is a not-for-profit organisation and is a registered Charity (Number 802105)

and FULLY Accredited with Arts Council England (Number 490)


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