The Mersea Island Museum is an independent museum established in 1976 and
occupying purpose-built premises in the centre of
West Mersea, just to the east of the Parish Church.
The traditional local activities of
fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building
The reconstruction within the
museum of a typical weather-boarded fisherman's
cottage provides an interior display centred on a
Victorian coal-fired kitchen range, with adjoining
facilities for washing clothes using old-fashioned
2013 Summer Exhibition
Where to find us:
Mersea Island is on the Essex coast, about 9 miles south of
Colchester on the B1025.
Collections: Local history, social history, natural history and geology, local photographs, oral history, family history, parish records, marine, John Leather Memorial Collection, engineering and costume.
Facilities: Activities for children, Audio Guides, Disabled Access, Disabled Parking, Shop
Shop: The Museum Shop has a varied selection of books, postcards, souvenirs and mementos.
Guided History Walks in West Mersea:
Tours start and finish at the Museum.
Saturday afternoons at 2.30pm during the summer season.
Access Statement: Our Access Statement gives more about access to the Museum.
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Helping the Museum: You can help Mersea Museum by becoming a member, volunteering, joining the 100 Club or just by a Donation. See About Us for more information.
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Mersea Island Museum Trust is a Registered Charity No. 271818.
Site updated 16th May 2013
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