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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Zeppeliin L33 which came down at Little Wigborough, Essex on September 24th 1916

Looking Back

  • 30 April — 2 October 2016 *on now

The exhibition covers a number of anniversaries including the forced landing of the L33 Zeppelin at Little Wigborough in 1916 and the stories of local men who fought at the Battle of the Somme.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults £1 Chidren 5-18 years 50p Under 5s free

Mersea Island Museum
High Street
West Mersea, Colchester
Essex
CO5 8QD
England

Website

Mersea Museum

www.merseamuseum.org.uk

E-mail

Enquiries

info@merseamuseum.org.uk

School visits

Schools@merseamuseum.org.uk

Telephone

Museum during opening hours

01206 385191

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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