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.
The 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.
Big Lottery Funding
The museum is currently awaiting the outcome of funding applied for new marquees for next year's spring and summer season.
The museum is home to a significant collection of Hornsea Pottery and has a large archive of associated articles and information about Hornsea Pottery and it's history.
More details are available from the Museum's website:- hornseamuseum.com