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 future dates. 


 Paul Hayes Rock 'n Roll Concert

Tickets are now available at the Museum, price £10. The band are back by popular demand and it will be bigger and better this year. The venue is the Floral Hall and the date Saturday July 11th, 7:30pm. Don't miss your chance to retro rock the night away and dress in your finest 50s and 60s gear! This is a night not to be missed with that lovely antiques expert from the tv as you have never seen him before!


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