About Us

The Museum
The Museum is an independent organisation maintained by Mersea Island Museum Trust and run entirely by volunteers.

It was founded in 1976 and is housed in a handsome building of local red brick donated to the people by Mr Stanley Hills, a local builder, and a small team of helpers.
The Museum has been extended several times since 1976, the latest in 2010.

Donations
We depend on visitors, events, hiring of facilities and donations to meet our running costs. Donations are always welcome and help us to provide more services, both in the Museum and online.
Press the button below to make a Donation via PayPal, or you can download a Donation Form further down this page, or just send us a cheque...

We are currently seeking donations towards the display of three Bronze Age walkway boards found recently off Mersea. For more information Click Here.

The Museum Garden

Membership
You can help support Mersea Museum by becoming a Member. Membership only costs £5 a year, or for £50 you can become a Life Member. Members get free admission to the Museum, reduced rate entrance to Museum talks and events and access to more of the Museum's online resources.
For details and an application form, Email members@merseamuseum.org.uk, or write to the address below.
You can download forms - Membership and Donation Form and Standing Order Form.

Volunteers
Mersea Museum is run entirely by volunteers - and there is always room for more help. Volunteers work as attendants looking after our visitors, conserve artefacts, design and prepare exhibitions, digitise photographs and documents for the computers, look after the garden, help us raise money, and much much more. Some come to the museum several times a week, some just when they know there is a job to be done. It is a great way to get to know and be part of the local community - and it is very rewarding to be involved.
Interested ? Email members@merseamusuem.org.uk or write to the address below.

100 Club
The 100 Club helps build up a fund that can be used if the Museum needs to buy important artefacts that are available on the open market. For a yearly subscription of £12, payable by cheque or Standing Order, members participate in regular draws for cash prizes. There are currently 6 prizes of £40 each year.
For more information or for an application form, please Email 100club@merseamuseum.org.uk.

Visitor Comments
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Contact Us

Telephone
01206-385191
(during Museum opening hours)
 
Mail
Mersea Island Museum Trust,
c/o 54 Upland Road, West Mersea,
Colchester. CO5 8DG.
Essex. U.K.
 
Satellite Navigation
Do not use the above postcode. Use CO5 8QD which will get you much closer to the Museum.
 
Email
Info@MerseaMuseum.org.uk


Paying Us

We are always pleased to receive a donation to Museum funds, or you may need to pay us for books, photographs etc. that you have ordered. You can make a payment by cheque or by PayPal.

Cheque
Please make cheques payable to Mersea Island Museum Trust and send them to:
 
Mersea Island Museum Trust,
c/o 54 Upland Road, West Mersea,
Colchester. CO5 8DG.
Essex. U.K.
 
PayPal
Press the button below to make a payment by PayPal.


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