The Mersea Museum

The Mersea Island Museum is an independent museum established in 1976 and occupying purpose-built premises in the centre of West Mersea, just to the east of the Parish Church. The traditional local activities of fishing, oystering, wild fowling and boat building are represented. The reconstruction within the museum of a typical weather-boarded fisherman’s cottage provides an interior display centred on a Victorian coal-fired kitchen range, with adjoining facilities for washing clothes using old-fashioned manual equipment. Children are welcome, with puzzles and quizzes available.

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The West Mersea Barrow, also known as Grim’s Hoe, Mersea Mound or Mersea Mount
 
Mersea’s Buried Secrets is the theme of Mersea Museum’s 2012 Summer Exhibition. The exhibition includes the contents of the tomb in Mersea Barrow (also known as Grim’s Hoe, Mersea Mound or Mersea Mount) which was returned to Mersea after 100 years.
 

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