Southwold Pier

You never know what you'll see
from the pier

Try the Quantum Tunnelling Telescope. It demonstrates the latest advances in particle physics and quantum dynamics focusing on time and space to bring you everything that could possibly happen in the North Sea... including nuclear explosions and singing mermaids!

Visit Tim Hunkin's website for more information.

We couldn’t understand why people bothered to use the ordinary telescope as there is usually so little to look at out to sea, so we asked Tim to make it more interesting.
Tim realised he could fill the space under the platform with models, with a periscope to view them. Moving the telescope would also move the periscope so the models would look fixed in space. Genius!

Explore the wild and whacky... Under The Pier Show
Dine in style under the sun & over the sea THE BOARDWALK
For all your gifts and fond memories... Seaweed & Salt