Mersea Island Museum

Mersea Island Museum with the new Resource Centre June 2010
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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.

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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


01206 385191

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