The Packing Shed - Mersea Island

Welcome to the website of the Mersea Island 'Oyster Packing Shed'.  Here you will find the history of the building, details of the work done to save it, and the ongoing work to help it survive.  Also information telling you how, and when, you can visit this unique piece of our heritage, situated on the Essex coastline.

Visiting the area?  Follow the links on this page to find out how to get to it, where to park etc.

​There are several Open Days throughout the year - see details below (or the Visiting The Shed page).  You get a boat ride, with views back towards the beautiful coastline of Mersea Island, a chance to look at this unique building, and a cream tea!

Our Open Days in 2022 are

 

Monday 30th May 11:00  -  15:00

Sunday 19th June 13:00 – 17:00

Sunday 31st July 13:00 – 17:00

Sunday 14th August 13:00 – 17:00

Sunday 28th August 12:00 – 16:00

Saturday 10th September 11:00 - 15:00

Would you like to join our volunteers?

If you enjoy your experiences at the Packing Shed and live locally you could become a volunteer to help out on our Open Days.

 

If you are interested and would like to find out more, please feel free to chat to Bry or Alan on 01206 385123 or Bry on 07808791179

Packing Shed Open Days


There is no need to book – just turn up on the 'hammerhead' at the end of the jetty on the day. Boats depart and return at regular intervals during the above times.

For a small minimum donation (£6.00 adults, £3.00 children) you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon out; the price also includes a Cream Tea at the shed for adults, juice and a biscuit for children. 

You can also hire the Packing Shed for special events - contact our Bookings Secretary, Bry Mogridge, on 01206 385123 for further details.  Also see Hiring the Shed for availability.

Activities

Open Days

Relaxing with a cream tea

There is no need to book – just turn up on the 'hammerhead' at the end of the jetty on the day. Boats depart and return at regular intervals during the above times.
For a small minimum donation (£6.00 adults, £3.00 children) you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon out. The price also includes a cream tea at the shed for adults, juice and a biscuit for children.

Hiring the Shed

A unique experience

You can also hire the Packing Shed for special events - contact our Bookings Secretary, Bry Mogridge, on 01206 385123 for further details.  Also see Hiring the Shed for availability.

Community Functions

Part of Mersea's heritage

The Packing Shed provides the ideal setting for fundraising and heritage events, such as the annual Oyster Dredging match.

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Contact Packing Shed Trust

4 Woodstock, West Mersea

01206 385123

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