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Pier Museum information
Southend's seaside heyday springs to life in this charming museum, where a Victorian toast-rack tram from the pier sits beside a functioning signal box, sepia photos and period costumes. The best bits though are the still-working antique penny-slot machines.
The museum is volunteer-run so hours can vary; if you're making a special trip, call to check.