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 preparing a brand new exhibition, in a brand new building -  hopefully ready for the Easter 2016. The Whitedale Building will house a scale replica of Hornsea Station, complete with railway and running train; and the history of Hornsea's fishing heritage, complete with a large scale fishing coble.

Big Lottery Funding

We have acquired funding for two new marquees for next year's spring and summer season. No more leaking tents!


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 is now open on Saturday mornings, prior to the Museum opening at Easter. 
10am to 12noon 

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