Mersea Museum in 2019
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 exhibition is new every year.
Revealing the Past
Mersea Island Sea Cadet Corps was active from 1950 to 1968. Its Band was well known and played at Earls Court. Photos, memories, memorabilia ...
The Horticultural Society - 100 years
The Horticultural Society started in 1876, but is now celebrating 100 years of Summer Shows.
See the Display online
From Mersea churches and some other local churches
80 years ago - the beginning of World War 2
Mersea in 1939, preparations for War, Evacuees, local men lost at sea.
Churches - Mersea and nearby villages
Parish Churches, chapels, some of them now gone ...
Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI)
Working to build the Native Oyster into a sustainable fishery.
Found on beach
Bones found in recent years - Iron Age skull, Bison, Wild Boar, Mammoth, Sperm Whale ...
Red Hills, Fish traps
Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN)
Volunteers from CITiZAN recorded local people talking about finds on Mersea and in the Blackwater Estuary. The recordings can be played in the Museum.
Some gifts to the community.
Dr & Mrs Ruddock, Mrs de Manby, Stanley Hills ...
The Board Walk
Timbers from what is thought to be a Bronze Age board walk were found in the mud off Mersea in 2017. Since then they have been undergoing a preservation process, and we hope to have them in the Museum for the 2019 Summer Season.
See In the mud