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Beach Hut - Mersea Island Museum

Beach Hut - Mersea Island Museum


We are an independent, volunteer run museum which aims to give visitors an authentic taste of Mersea's unique island heritage. Permanent and changing exhibitions depict the islands history and life from pre Roman times to the present. There is particular emphasis on the maritime industries including fishing, oystering, boat building and sail making.
Facilities for children include a display of old toys and games and activities such as quiz sheets, jigsaws and drawing.
Audio guides are available to visitors without charge. Historic walks take place from the museum from 2.30pm on most Saturdays during the opening season.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open beginning of May until the end of September, Wednesday to Sunday afternoons, plus Bank Holidays.


Adults: £1:00, Child: 50p. Please contact the museum for school/group visits.

Also at this Venue

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 19 Jan - Sat 19 Jan The Golden Age of Picture Postcards
Fri 16 Feb - Sat 16 Feb The 1945 steam tug BRENT at Maldon
Fri 16 Mar - Sat 16 Mar Religion and Revolution - Mersea in the C17th
Fri 19 Oct - Sat 19 Oct The Martello Towers of Essex
Fri 16 Nov The History of Greyfriars in Colchester


For further details

01206 385191


Mersea Island Museum, High Street,
West Mersea,



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Map reference: TM 009125  Lat: 51.77509 Long: 0.91066

By Road:
Follow the B1025 South of Colchester

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 8 miles from Colchester station


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired