Pier of the Year 2021
Clevedon Pier was opened in 1869 to receive paddle steamer passengers from Devon and Wales. Today it is a focal point for events in Clevedon and once again you can take boat trips aboard the paddle ship Waverley and the MV Balmoral.
Our new Visitor Centre won the Historic England People’s Choice Award in a glittering ceremony held at the Palace Theatre in the West End of London.
It is the only Grade 1 listed pier.
Discover @ The Pier with a range of hands on exhibits about Clevedon, The Pier and the Severn Estuary, which will entertain all ages.
New Café Opening Summer 2021
Pagoda Takeaway at the end of the Pier for refreshments, cakes and ice-cream
Shop @ The Pier – with bespoke gifts for all occasions.
Hire the Pier or the unique new Porthole Room for parties, weddings, meetings and events.
The best fishing for miles around.
Discover @ the Pier
A world of discovery for visitors of all ages. Come and explore Clevedon, the Pier and the lower reaches of the Severn Estuary. A state of the art hands-on experience which will intrigue, educate and delight.
Discover @ the Pier’s Top 10 Attractions
The Clevedon Memory Bank
Come and browse hundreds of historic images and read Jane Lilly’s fascinating descriptions.
Immerse yourself in the power of the storm. See the waves testing Clevedon’s sea defences and listen to the pounding seas.
The Day the Pier Fell Down
See what happened on the day the pier fell down through the lens of a Victorian mutoscope.
View shipping information in real time. This unique attraction allows visitors to watch vessels moving up and down the Bristol Channel on a digital screen. Information such as a ship’s name, it’s size, the port of origin and the destination can be accessed in real time by touching any of the moving images showing on the display. Viewers can even see a close up image of the vessel when a photo is available on the system.
The Severn Estuary
Learn about the fish and plant life which thrives in the sea and shore around the pier. Discover the different rocks which make up the shorelines of the estuary.
Crank the handle and see how the tide moves in the estuary. Watch the bobbing boat.
Fishy Facts and the Fishy Trail
Identify the species that live in the estuary. Follow the trail up to the pierhead and rub the brasses to create an image to take home.
Drop an object onto a sensor to discover information about the people who shaped the town and the places that make Clevedon special.
The People’s Pier
Listen to John Betjeman talking about the pier and watch the story of the campaign to save the pier. Hear locals talk about the Pier’s ‘rock and roll’ years.
Feat of Engineering
Explore how the pier was built and what it took to repair it after the catastrophic collapse in the 1970s.
Monday to Friday 10am to 4:30pm (Last Entry 4pm)
Saturday & Sunday 10am to 5pm (Last Entry 4:30pm)