Mersea Island Museum
West Mersea, Colchester
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 are represented. 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 manual equipment.
30th April to end of September
Open bank holidays
Senior Citizens: 50p
Children: 50p (under 5 yrs old are free)
During the May to September season, we can open at other times for group and school bookings.
Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Maritime, Personalities, Photography, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War