Mersea Island Museum

Mersea Island Museum with the new Resource Centre June 2010
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Mersea Island Museum is an independent museum established in 1976 and run by volunteers. It occupies purpose-built premises in the centre of West Mersea near the parish church. The museum covers the heritage of the local area including archaeology, natural and social history and the maritime activities of fishing, oystering and boat building. There is a reconstruction of a typical weather-boarded fisherman's cottage. The main exhibition changes every year, there are activities for children and audio guides are available free of charge. The museum has a resource centre where many thousands of photographs, documents and records are available to browse on the computers.

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Opening hours

1st May to end of September
Wed-Sun 14.00-17.00
Open bank holidays

Admission charges

Adults: £1
Children: 50p (under 5 yrs old are free)

Additional info

During the May to September season, we can open at other times for group and school bookings.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Maritime, Personalities, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Mersea Island Museum
High Street
West Mersea, Colchester


Mersea Museum



School visits


Museum during opening hours

01206 385191

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