What visitors say about Mersea Museum

10 September 2017 - Heritage Open Days at Mersea Barrow

I can finally tick The Mersea Barrow off my bucket list, had a wonderful afternoon, thank you so much to the wonderful Museum Staff and volunteers.

We managed to get to barrow hill today. Can I just say how much my son and me enjoyed it. A big thanks to the mersea lions and also thanks to the lady who told us the history. Also thanks to the lovely lady who took us on tour inside Thanks again for the open weekend.

We visited today and left just enough time to make it back to the Museum to view the glass cremation bowl and burial. Exceeded expectations and can't wait until the next open day for another visit.

[ and many more - it was a busy weekend with about 350 visitors. ]

September 2017 [ Google Reviews ]

Lots of interesting local artefacts and enjoyable for all the family. Friendly and helpful volunteers who also run a small well stocked gift shop.

Truly lovely and fascinating piece of history, something to suite everyone.

31 July 2017

Many thanks for looking after the Bures Local History group so well today, we were very impressed with the museum and the guided walks were most informative. You are very fortunate to have such a helpful team, many of our group want to come back to see more of the Island.

[ We have several visits each year from groups such as this. They are often combined with a Guided Walk or a visit to Mersea Barrow. ]

May 2017

A small museum, but well worth a visit.
Currently it only costs £1 for Adults and 50p for children over 5 years of age. Open 2pm-5pm.
I found it a very interesting and informative visit detailing the local history of the island everything from pre Roman times to fairly modern day. An Audio commentary is available for more of a personal guided tour experience. The staff that work there are passionate about the local history and preserving it for future generations and are very friendly and helpful.

17 October 2016

What a fantastic Museum. So much to see of the heritage of Mersea, done by a variety of different people who have given their specialist knowledge of their subject with love, skill and time to pass on to the next generation.

Preserving heritage is the foundation of who we are.

Your little Museum is a credit to all who contribute to it.

It is a fantastic resource for tourism, local learning and the centre of your community.

Your Museum may be small but the knowledge in it is great.

Julian & Maria Worcestershire - (Staying at Coopers Beach & hoping to return)

2 October 2016

Popped into the West Mersea Museum yesterday, to have a warm welcome from the dedicated, local people, who give their time to run it. Having been brought up there as a child, I was keen to learn more. We went on the history tour, which was not only very informative but also only a minimal fee. We would thoroughly recommend it. We ran out of time to look round the museum but will certainly return soon.