Mersea Island Museum
We are 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.
Computers in the Resource Centre can be used to access over 30,000 images, slideshows, articles, parish records, local census contents, audio files, video. Children are welcome, with puzzles and quizzes available.
|Opening hours:||2pm to 5pm
Wednesday to Sunday inclusive and on Bank Holiday Mondays.
(under 5 years old are free)
*Information & photo about Mersea Island Museum is from their website which you can visit here.
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