For a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain's most iconic pier, visited and enjoyed by millions. It opened in 1866 as a simple promenade pier but the early twentieth century, with the addition of a theatre and concert hall, was its heyday. After the Second World War the fortunes of the pier began to decline and it closed in 1975. Its skeletal remains are still a critical feature of Brighton’s seafront and it is the city’s most photographed structure. The West Pier Trust works with schools providing KS 1 & 2 sessions, talks, tours and activities at the Fishing Museum, West Pier site or on school premises at any time of year.