Access Statement for Mersea Museum
Mersea Museum covers the history of Mersea Island and its surrounding area.
Most of the exhibition area is changed every year and the new resource centre
offers a large collection of images, audio, video and reference material.
Free audio guides are available, also puzzles and quizzes for children
and the young at heart.
A leaflet is available and information is on the Home Page of the website.
There is a link to a map on the Home Page.
Mersea is an island and the tide may cover the road and stop you getting here for an hour or so. If high tide is between about 11.30am and about 4pm then there is chance it will be over the road. You can look up tide times on www.stroodcam.co.uk
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
There is limited car parking at the Museum for disabled visitors. The car park is surfaced with tar and pebbles. A public car park is available about 400 metres away, behind the library off the High Street. It is free for the first hour but you must take a ticket.
Museum Admission Charges:
Main Entrance and Reception
There are no steps in the museum and access is by double doors with easy wheelchair access. Entrance to the building is through the porch area on the left hand side of the building, and reception is then on the right. If you need help, there is a push button to the right of the main entrance doors.
All the exhibition areas are on the ground floor with easy wheelchair access. Seating is available in the hall and in the Resource Centre. The approach to the building is through a pleasant area with seating on either side and water for dogs (only Guide Dogs are allowed in the museum building).
There are 3 toilets, one of them for disabled use.
Drinks and refreshments are not available in the Museum. There are cafes, a pub (currently closed!), church, Post Office, bank, cash machine and shops within 400 metres.
The Museum has a shop with a varied selection of books, postcards, souvenirs and mementos. We do not have credit card facilities.
Grounds and Gardens
The area in front of the Museum contains gardens, exhibits and seating.