Established in 1976 and located in the centre of West Mersea, The Mersea Island Museum is a great place to bring the kids to give them a bit more of an insight to the history of Mersea. Renowned for it’s fresh fishing, oystering, boat building and wild fowling means that the Museum is packed full of fantastic things to represent all of this. The main hall which is where the main exhibition features a number of different displays that are changed every year. Computers in the Resource Centre can access over 35,000 images, slideshows, articles, parish records, local census contents, audio files and videos which you can browse freely. Children are welcome, with puzzles, quizzes and other activities available.
The Museum is an independent organisation maintained by Mersea Island Museum Trust and run entirely by volunteers. That’s how we are able to keep the price low.
Admission Charges: Adult – £1
Child – 50p (under 5’s are free)
Opening Times: 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday to Sunday inclusive and on Bank Holiday Mondays.
The Museum will be open for the summer season from 29th April 2017 to 1st October 2017.
School and Group visits can be organised outside the normal hours during the season – see School and Group Visits.
Disabled access and parking are available.