On display in the Local Industry Display Room are photographs and examples of many local industries including The Hornsea Brick and Tile Works (circa 1868-1896), which was situated on the site of the Hornsea Pottery Company (now the Freeport retail outlet).
Also on display are examples of local railway memorabilia; in particular of the Hull and Homsea Railway which was opened by the summer of 1864. The railway was taken over by the North Eastern Railway and there are cast-iron signs of the N.E.R. on display.
The London and North Eastern Railway (L.N.E.R.) succeeded them in 1923, and there are several posters designed by the renowned poster artist, Hornsea's own Harry Hudson Rodmell.
The Hull to Hornsea line closed in 1964 under the Beeching plan; just 100 years after it was opened.