Mersea Museum

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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 guide information available for visitors if they have their own smart phones.

Historic walks take place from the museum from 2.30pm on most Saturdays during the opening season.

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Guide Prices

Adults: £2:00, Children: Free. Please contact the museum for school/group visits.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for visually impaired


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Mersea Island

Road Directions

By Road:Follow the B1025 South of ColchesterAccessible by Public Transport: Colchester station is 8 miles away.

Mersea Island Museum


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

Tel: 01206 385191


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Opening Times

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