What visitors say about Mersea Museum
14 September 2021
Most excellent little local museum, full of local history right back to the bronze age.
Nigel Vince on Google Reviews
21 August 2021
Excellent, when I took my granddaughters. A nice man gave them a clip board with things to find and comment on in the Museum. They really enjoyed finding the items and the staff joined in and helped them with their hunt.
Sue Ryall on Google Reviews
29 July 2018
Mersea Island Museum is small but perfectly formed. It is packed to the gunwales with objects ranging from Roman cremation burial artefacts to mammoth vertebrae, 1950s toys and a duck punt. Excellent temporary display of vintage clothing. It's a comprehensive history of Mersea (or Meres ig!) and I'm certain that everyone would find objects or stories that they are interested in! I'm not sure that I could chose a favourite object.... there are so many interesting things (I'm also sure that we didn't see everything - objects, pictures, etc. are from floor to ceiling!!!). I was surprised to learn new things about the Strood, despite having known Mersea all of my life. Lots of thoughtful activities for young ones - our 4 year old was amused. Fantastic (volunteer!?) staff that were keen to further our understanding! Well worth the £1 admission.
Looking forward to seeing the exhibition for the Bronze Age boardwalk & going on a Sat afternoon walking tour.
Thanks for a lovely visit
Corinne Nash on Facebook
July 2018 - Small by delightful local museum
Walking in to this small museum was like stepping into the past. Not a bright, shining new museum but
one of those old-fashioned ones put together by local people. Has a variety of exhibits, some dating
back to Roman times. Entrance fee is low and the people who run the museum are very nice. Definitely
worth a visit if you are in the area.
22 May 2018 - Lovely unexpected gem
Our total experience at this lovely small museum was brilliant from start to finish. We were met at the door
by the most lovely staff, a man and a woman who could not have been more helpful or accommodating, even
letting us place our bags and coats behind the counter while we looked around. The museum is lovely and
although small is packed full of interesting artefacts and well explained throughout.
We especially loved the roman burial jars and had never seen anything like them so it was a real
treat to have the time to look around and read everything in an
unhurried and pleasant setting. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who keep this place running.
If we return to Mersea I will definitely come back again.
10 September 2017 - Heritage Open Days at Mersea Barrow
I can finally tick The Mersea Barrow off my bucket list, had a wonderful afternoon, thank you so much to the wonderful Museum Staff and volunteers.
We managed to get to barrow hill today. Can I just say how much my son and me enjoyed it. A big thanks to the mersea lions and also thanks to the lady who told us the history. Also thanks to the lovely lady who took us on tour inside Thanks again for the open weekend.
We visited today and left just enough time to make it back to the Museum to view the glass cremation bowl and burial. Exceeded expectations and can't wait until the next open day for another visit.
[ and many more - it was a busy weekend with about 350 visitors. ]
September 2017 [ Google Reviews ]
Lots of interesting local artefacts and enjoyable for all the family. Friendly and helpful volunteers who also run a small well stocked gift shop.
Truly lovely and fascinating piece of history, something to suite everyone.
31 July 2017
Many thanks for looking after the Bures Local History group so well today, we were very impressed with the museum and the guided walks were most informative. You are very fortunate to have such a helpful team, many of our group want to come back to see more of the Island.
[ We have several visits each year from groups such as this. They are often combined with a Guided Walk or a visit to Mersea Barrow. ]
A small museum, but well worth a visit.
17 October 2016
What a fantastic Museum. So much to see of the heritage of Mersea, done by a
variety of different people who have given their specialist knowledge of
their subject with love, skill and time to pass on to the next generation.
2 October 2016
Popped into the West Mersea Museum yesterday, to have a warm welcome from the dedicated, local people, who give their time to run it. Having been brought up there as a child, I was keen to learn more. We went on the history tour, which was not only very informative but also only a minimal fee. We would thoroughly recommend it. We ran out of time to look round the museum but will certainly return soon.