A significant extension to the museum. Browse the Museum's digital collection of photographs, oral history and film. 13,000 images, 200 hours of audio and oral history.
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Exhibitions - 'Odd' Objects
The ENDEAVOUR tow rope
Our object in the BBC History of the World project is a pieces of the tow rope that broke in the Atlantic in 1937, leaving the yacht to sail back to England. She had a crew with several local people on board, with Captain Ted Heard from Tollesbury, and was missing for several days. Photographs of ENDEAVOUR and newspaper cuttings from the time.
Horse overshoes, sickle, flail, hay cutter, shepherd's crook...
Book keeping machine, Telephone Exchange Subscriber's Line Unit, Cash Register, Magnetic Card Machine, cheque making machine...
The Parish Church
16th Century Chest, old clock face, chancel gates, lantern...
World War 2
Spitfire model, gas mask, ARP hat, wartime books, machine gun, incendiaries, uniform...
Heart massager, dentist's drill, other mysterious instruments.
Audio Visual slideshow
A new slideshow for 2010 - "Then and Now". Old photographs of Mersea and the same scene in 2009.