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Educational Visits

Southend Pier Museum

Southend Pier Museum

Contact

Southend Pier Museum

01702 614553/611214

Address

Southend Pier (shore end),
Western Esplanade,
Southend,
Essex,
SS1 2EL

Details

Southend Pier Museum will be of particular interest to school children of all ages. Teachers will find it a valuable source of information & fulfils many aspects of the History National Curriculum Key stage 2 & 3.

The hands-on exhibits in the museum help to make learning fun and visitors may climb aboard one of the early pier trains which has been restored to its former glory and operate the levers in an early signal box. Children (of all ages!) can also enjoy looking at a distorted image of themselves in the funny mirror and play early slot machines with real old pennies.

The Museum is open from early April to late September from 11 am until 5 pm (5.30 pm during school summer holidays) but under certain circumstances arrangements for school visits might be made for visits outside normal opening hours and during some winter months.

Teaching staff are invited to make a free pre-visit to the Museum to discuss any requirements for their group(s). Please e-mail or contact us on 01702 614553/611214 for further information. Proof of identification will be required when visiting the Museum.

We recommend 40-45 minutes per visit and this may include a 10-15 minute talk / guided tour on request, by prior arrangement. The maximum group size we can permit is 30 pupils and the group charge is £16.50.

No charge is made for teaching staff although any accompanying adults are charged the normal admission of £1.

Please note that all proceeds from ticket, souvenir sales and donations are used to help maintain and improve the Pier Muscum.

Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visits

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Guided tours for groupsSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Southend Pier Museum Opening Times
April to the end of September:
Open Sunday, Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Bank Holidays.
11:00am - 5:00pm (closes at 5:30pm during School Holidays).

Prices

We recommend 40-45 minutes per visit and this may include a 10-15 minute talk / guided tour on request, by prior arrangement. The maximum group size we can permit is 30 pupils and the group charge is £16.50.

No charge is made for teaching staff although any accompanying adults are charged the normal admission of £1.

Please contact Southend Pier Museum for further details on prices. Prior booking is required.

Usual Admission Charges:
£1 admission charge but accompanied children under 12 go free (except school parties).

Directions

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Map reference: TQ 885851  Lat: 51.53332 Long: 0.71639

Facilities

  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed