Visiting the Shed

Home News The Trust History Restoration Visiting the Shed Hiring The Shed Testimonials Emergency Fund Links

Regrettably, in light of the Government’s advice concerning covid19 we are no longer taking bookings for the months of April, May and June. We hope to reopen in July if the situation permits, and look forward to welcoming you back to the Packing Shed.

Open Day dates for 2020.

  • Saturday 11 July 13:30 – 17:30
  • Sunday 26 July 14:00 – 17:30
  • Sunday 9 August 13:30 – 17:30
  • Sunday 23 August 13:00 – 17:30
  • Sunday 6 September 12:30 – 17:00
The Packing Shed Mersea Island Essex

On 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.

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.

Picture courtesy of Paddy Ryan

Click here to see a local map of Mersea Island showing the location of the Packing Shed, the boat pick-up point and nearby car parks

Click here to see the tide times for the next few days.

Picture courtesy of Paddy Ryan


The Packing Shed is run solely by volunteers and relies on donations from the public to keep it going - anything that you can give will help preserve its future.
If you wish to donate - please click on the button below. 
Please click on 'Update Total' after you've entered the amount of your donation.

Thank You