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. 

Latest News

  Guided Town Walks

The Museum now offers guided walks around the town of Hornsea. They are taken by two of our very experienced and knowledgeable staff and held on a regular basis throughout summer. Please contact the Museum for up and coming dates.

 Exhibitions and Displays

The popular WW1 exhibition is still open to visitors, featuring many artefacts, archives, memorabilia and costumes of the time, and includes loans from the people of Hornsea.

A new display is almost complete featuring the work of Peter Riches, a Hornsea potter and ceramicist who sadly died last year. His work depicts many shops and characters of the town in years gone by. Come and see how many you can recognise.


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