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Amazing museum

An amazing museum. So many things, and so much to see. Well planned, well executed, and all run... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
AveragePunter
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Small, local location with a huge amount of history and information

A great place with very helpful and friendly staff. A great deal of information that will make you... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Allison M
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

An amazing museum. So many things, and so much to see. Well planned, well executed, and all run by friendly and helpful volunteers. The only surprise was nothing at all about the church, which is an important part of social history.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

A great place with very helpful and friendly staff. A great deal of information that will make you go 'wow' and only costs £1. They are trying hard to get families in by providing treasure trails and quizzes for children to follow. Please do go and support this important place. Use the free computers to research local families, streets, buildings and events.

Thank Allison M
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Walking in to this small museum was like stepping into the past. Not a bright, shining new museum but one of those old-fashioned ones put together by local people. Has a variety of exhibits, some dating back to Roman times. Entrance fee is low and the people who run the museum are very nice. Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank barbara361
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

If you are interested in local history, then it is ok.
A little limited and small, but they do change the items once or twice a year, every year.
Should it be your 1 first visit to Mersea Island then you will find it interesting for 1 to 2 hours max.

Thank MerseaRay
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum for the first time earlier. To be honest I didn't expect much for such a small entry fee, however we thoroughly enjoyed it. There are portable listening devices which give a good narrative about the exhibits which are from different ages of Mersea history from Romans up to 20th century artefacts. A really enjoyable visit.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Our total experience at this lovely small museum was brilliant from start to finish. We were met at the door by the most lovely staff, a man and a woman who could not have been more helpful or accommodating, even letting us place our bags and coats behind the counter while we looked around. The museum is lovely and although small is packed full of interesting artefacts and well explained throughout. We especially loved the roman burial jars and had never seen anything like them so it was a real treat to have the time to look around and read everything in an unhurried and pleasant setting. Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who keep this place running. If we return to Mersea I will definitely come back again

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Went to visit museum with a couple of friends but soon changed our minds when we were met by an extremely rude and abrupt small lady with a grey bob.
If you as a museum intend to use this lady as the so called face of this establishment then can I suggest you send her on an anger management and maybe customer service course.

1  Thank Russell M
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

A very interesting museum with lots of interesting facts about the island that i was not aware of, really glad we found it, and made the effort to visit.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Having lived on the island in my youth I still visit Mersea regularly. The museum, run by knowledgable local volunteers, has a huge collection of artefacts and information on the island’s past from prehistoric times right up to more recent significant events.

There is a well stocked shop, audio guides, treasure hunts and many other activities to occupy all ages.

Highly recommended.

Thank Paulp1969
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

The museum is not very big but they have managed to get a surprisingly amount of very interesting objects in the space available.Been to the Island many times but didn't realize so much of interest had happened on such a small island.You can easily spend a good couple of hours here and it is only a pound entrance fee

Thank pingpong3
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