The Museum

Hornsea Museum was originally a farm owned by the Burn family as early as 1672. Currently, it occupies 3 buildings on Newbegin, housing an enormous range of local items and memorabilia.

On your visit you will see a Victorian bedroom, a dairy, washhouse, workshops, barn, cart bays full of tools and implements from local industry, railway memorabilia, and of course an almost full range of Hornsea Pottery dating from 1949 to the factory’s closure in 2000.

All this, plus 3 exhibition rooms too. It may look small from the outside, but do not underestimate the time you will need to get round. 


New Exhibitions

Hornsea Museum is all set to prepare two new exhibitions -  hopefully ready for the new season in 2016. One is a doctor's surgery, complete with examination bench and medical implements, lotions and potions. The other will be a bathroom and toilet reconstruction with a great many items of interest. Watch this space for more updates.

Big Lottery Funding

We are awaiting the outcome of funding applied for new marquees for next year's spring and summer season.


Latest News


On September 10th, Stuart Walker, who founded Hornsea Museum with his wife Catherine, sadly died following a long illness of dementia and cancer. He will be greatly missed, not least for his enthusiasm and his great legacy of Hornsea Museum.   

 'Hornsea Remembers'

The Museum has a new publication which is now on sale at the Museum. 'Hornsea Remembers' reveals the lives and untimely deaths of the town's WW1 soldiers, listed on the Hornsea War Memorial. This moving book highlights the horror and tragedy the families and the town suffered at this time. The book costs only £6.25 and is also available by post with a small extra charge to cover costs. If you would like a copy sent to you, please ring or email the Museum.

Christmas Shopping
The Museum shop is now open until Christmas with a wonderful range of gifts for all the family, including wooden games and toys at affordable prices, lots of books and a variety of personal items. Come and see us - you will not be disappointed!
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
10am to 4pm 

Tourist Information Centre

This is now based at the Museum.

Fully trained staff offer expert knowledge, accommodation booking, holiday information, what's on guides, ticket sales and much more.


Open Easter to end of September. 
Staffed at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. 

For more information telephone:

0844 811 2070