Mersea Museum in 2023
The history of Mersea and the surrounding areas. The many exhibits include sections on Local History, Natural History, Social History, Marine and Geology.
Living on the Land
Farming then and now
- seed growing
Ray Island and its wildlife
Caravan Parks and Holiday Homes
West Mersea development as a resort
- it was mostly ended by World War I
- finds from various archaeological digs on display
WW1 Memorial Soldiers and Sailors
Two of the 51 soldiers and sailors who lined the Strood in 2019 are on display at the Museum.
Found on beach
Bones found in recent years - Iron Age skull, Bison, Wild Boar, Mammoth, Sperm Whale ...
Red Hills, Fish traps
Mersea Barrow contents
2,000 year old glass urn, lead box and bones found in the Barrow on Mersea Island.
Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative (ENORI)
A number of organisations working with local oystermen to build the Native Oyster into a sustainable fishery.
Archaeological excavation in East Mersea
Bronze Age cemetery found at East Mersea.
An excavation Sept 2019 in a field with crop circles found a Bronze Age cemetery and cremation urns. A joint project between CITiZAN and Univercity College London, with funding from the Society of Antiquaries.
June 2023 the urns are now on display in the Museum, having been documented, researched and conserved.
See Bronze Age Burial Urns found in Barrow Complex in East Mersea.
The Board Walk
Bronze Age timbers from a board walk were found in the mud off Mersea in 2016. The timbers were rescued, have undergone a preservation process, and are now on display in the Museum. They have been dated to Late Bronze Age. See The Bronze Age Board Walk - a trackway across the wetlands
Audio Guide commentaries are available for the 2023 Exhibitiion.
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