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
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.
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.
MUSEUM FOUNDER DIES
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.
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.
Tourist Information Centre
This is now based at the Museum.
trained staff offer expert knowledge, accommodation booking, holiday
information, what's on guides, ticket sales and much more.
Easter to end of September.
Staffed at weekends, bank holidays and school holidays.
For more information telephone:
0844 811 2070