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 Volunteer Vacancy - Shop Manager

The shop is a thriving part of the Museum and now requires a committed new manager to take on the role of developing the service. If you have experience of the retail industry and some time to spare to head a small team, we would love to hear from you.


Latest News

   FLAG funding for new building

The Museum has successfully acquired £65k funding to start a new project at the bottom of the garden. The building is almost comlpete and will house memorabilia and related items around the fisheries industry. It will also incorporate a large scale model of Hornsea Railway Station. The Fisheries Local Action Group (FLAG) have been very supportive and the new building is due to open in Easter 2016. Watch this space for more information on the grand opening.


 'Hornsea Remembers'

The Museum has a new publication which is due to be on sale in early September. 'Hornsea Remembers' reveals the lives and untimely death of the town's soldiers of the First World War. This moving book highlights the horror and tragedy the families and the town suffered at this time. To place your order for this limited edition, call the Museum.


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