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Mersea Island Museum

Mersea Island Museum

About Us

The collection covers all aspects of Mersea life including fishing, oystering, seaside, social history and wartime with particular emphasis being developed on maritime heritage.

Admission Costs

ADULTS                 £1
CHILDREN             50p

Opening Hours

The Museum is open during the summer season commencing at the beginning of May and finishing at the end of September.
Opening hours are 2pm to 5pm, Weekends and weekdays Wednesday to Friday inclusive.  The museum is also open on Bank Holiday Mondays.



High Street
West Mersea

Phone 01206-385191 (during opening hours).

Email : Info@merseamuseum.org.uk

Latitude: 51.77505652° 52' 41.1° N Longitude: 0.911941 ° 26' 15.9° E


Other Information

There is a well-stocked shop.  Audio Guides are available.  An different audio-visual display is run each year, covering Mersea or surrounding area.

For more information, see the website at www.merseamuseum.org.uk


The museum is on one floor. There is a concrete ramp up to the entrance, there is an accessible toilet and adjacent car park.

How to Find Us

Mersea Island is on the Essex coast, about 9 miles South of Colchester on the B1025. The museum is in West Mersea - follow the main road through the village to the High Street and down as far as the parish church. Turn left in front of the church to reach the entrance gates of the museum.

A map is available via www.merseamuseum.org.uk


Some Photos of Our Museum

Mersea Island Museum
A Mersea beach hut in the Museum
Mersea Island Museum