Access Statement for Mersea Museum


Mersea Museum covers the history of Mersea Island and its surrounding area. Most of the exhibition area is changed every year and the new resource centre offers a large collection of images, audio, video and reference material. Free audio guides are available, but at the moment only if you have your own smart phone. Puzzles and quizzes are available for children or the young at heart. and the young at heart.
We are close to the church in the village centre.


A leaflet is available and information is on the Home Page of the website.
The Museum is accessible by road, in the centre of West Mersea village. Drive through the village down the High Street and turn left immediately in front of the Parish Church.

The location is: High Street
West Mersea
Mersea Island

There is a link to a map on the Home Page.
The nearest bus stop is 300 metres away, with regular bus services from Colchester - First National No. 86 and 68, Hedingham 63. This bus stop is the terminus for the services.
The nearest railway stations are in Colchester, 9 or 11 miles away.

Mersea is an island and the tide may cover the road and stop you getting here for an hour or so. If high tide is between about 11.30am and about 4pm then there is chance it will be over the road. You can look up tide times on

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

There is limited car parking at the Museum for disabled visitors. The car park is surfaced with tar and pebbles. A public car park is available about 400 metres away, behind the library off the High Street. It is free for the first two hours but you must take a ticket.

Museum Admission Charges:

ADULTS £2.00
We take card or cash.

Main Entrance and Reception

Opening hours (Summer):
2pm to 5pm.
Tuesday to Sunday inclusive, and also Bank Holiday Mondays.
1st May to 29th September (2024).
Saturdays July and August we are open 10am to 5pm.
School and Group visits can be organised outside the usual hours during the season.
The Resource Centre is open Saturdays fortnightly during the winter months. See EVENTS for dates.

There are no steps in the museum and access is by double doors with easy wheelchair access. Entrance to the building is through the porch area on the left hand side of the building, and reception is then on the right. If you need help, there is a push button to the right of the main entrance doors.

Public Areas

All the exhibition areas are on the ground floor with easy wheelchair access. Seating is available in the hall and in the Resource Centre. The approach to the building is through a pleasant area with seating on either side.
Dogs are welcome in the grounds but only Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs allowed in the museum building.

Public WCs

There are 3 toilets, one of them for disabled use.
Hand washing facilities are located outside the toilets and also inside the disabled toilet.


Drinks and refreshments are not available in the Museum. There are cafes, a pub, church, Post Office, cash machine and shops within 400 metres.


The Museum has a shop with a varied selection of books, postcards, souvenirs and mementos. We have credit card facilities.

Wifi is available inside the Museum.

Grounds and Gardens

The area in front of the Museum contains gardens, exhibits and seating.

Contact Information

Telephone 01206-385191 during opening hours.
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