Mersea Museum in 2016
The history of Mersea and the surrounding areas. The many exhibits include sections on Local History, Natural History, Social History,Marine and Geology.
The main displays are new each year:
40 years of Mersea Museum.
Mersea Island Museum opened September 1976.
To see some of the Museum History in pictures,
1916 World War I
The Battle of the Somme.
Zeppelin L33 at Little Wigborough
L33 crashed at Little Wigborough 24 September 1916.
Girl Guides started on Mersea 90 years ago.We have memorabilia, drawings, photographs on display, and over 500 photographs on the computers. Just a few of them are visible Here
Underwoods on Mersea
The self-service Old Forge Filling Station opened 50 years ago. The Underwood family have been involved in transport and garages since 1866.
Mersea Barrow - the contents
The urn, bones and lead box found in Mersea Barrow came back to Mersea August 2014, and are now on Display in Mersea Museum.
Roman brick tomb - the contents
The urn, child's bones, lamp and tile flue found in 1923 in a brick tomb to the west of the wheel tomb came back to Mersea April 2016 and are now on Display in Mersea Museum. See Roman Tombs for more information.