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The best local history museum by far!

I wanted to visit before it closed for the winter, and now wished I had visited earlier this year... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle W
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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Really nice.

A lovely little local museum. Much larger inside than it looks from the street. Many interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard M
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Hornsea Museum is closed until Easter 2019. Entrance through museum shop. Sorry no dogs except assistance dogs. The Burn family home for nearly 300 years. ​18th century farmhouse with barn and outbuildings. Victorian school room. Doctor's surgery...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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11 Newbegin, Hornsea HU18 1AB, England
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+44 1964 533443
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All reviews well worth a visit local history little gem old school model railway interesting things the kitchen mouse trail victorian schoolroom peaceful garden children's toys two hours short break on display all ages great value gift shop
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wanted to visit before it closed for the winter, and now wished I had visited earlier this year, so I could have enjoyed free repeat visits. As a keen local historian, I visit many local museums, but this is the best by far, so...More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad that you managed to visit us before we close for the season and look forward to seeing you next year. Perhaps you might like to bring your grandchildren to one of our craft events when you can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely little local museum. Much larger inside than it looks from the street. Many interesting exhibits and displays. Great collection of local pottery. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Richard M
David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, even though we are a local museum, you can easily spend a couple of hours looking round.

Reviewed October 9, 2018

Entertaining couple of hours for children parents and grandparents alike. Authentic trip to a bygone age, lots and lots to see and do, interactive, reasonably priced, helpful staff, walk around the various rooms, laid out as they would have been, looks small from outside, however...More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you feel, as we do, that our museum is an attraction for the whole family. We hope you managed to fit in the Hornsea Pottery displays and that the...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

From the outside this look like nothing but it opens up into a lovely look at the past. Full of history, interesting facts and artefacts. We spent a good two hours here before enjoying the rest of the town.More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

Thank you for rating us so highly. Yes, 3 of our 6 buildings run along Newbegin and we have retained as much of their original look as possible. This means that people do not always realise how big the museum really is. We close on...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018

Went today because we found this museum on trip advisor. This museum is a Tardis behind a small facade. What a joy this visit has been. I don't want to spoil anyone's trip here by telling about the exhibits except to that if you do...More

Thank chepwinjo
David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for your glowing review. Yes, "Tardis" is possibly a good description of our museum. With 6 buildings and 19 display areas, we hope we give an enjoyable insight into aspects of Hornsea through time.

Reviewed September 17, 2018

Very well laid out and lots of information.Suitable for all age groups, play area for little one's, things to find sheets for older children and plenty for adults.Brought back lovely memories as my Grandparents had a farm.Also interesting to see how Hornsea has changed over...More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2018

Thank you for rating us so highly. It's good to know that you enjoyed your visit. Yes, we are always working to provide interest for all age groups. We hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We have not been to Hornsea museum quite a few years now and thought it time to pay a visit.Once inside we were amazed at the transformation.It was much larger having many more rooms each laid out with furniture and relics of years gone by...More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you had a good time. Our volunteers are always working to expand and develop our displays. We hope you will return again soon.

Reviewed August 24, 2018

I have always known about this museum but never visited. This year my grandchildren wanted to take part in the craft morning. We were first given a talk in the laundry area, the children were fascinated, the lady was so interesting. There were quite a...More

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David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2018

Thank you for rating us so highly. You have perfectly described what we offer on a children's craft morning and your ticket allowed you to look around the whole of the museum too. We are pleased you had such a good time.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

We visited this morning and had a lovely time. The gentleman on reception was welcoming and on my daughter mentioning she was autistic offered us a carer discount, he also took time to explain to her what the museum was like and to offer her...More

Thank Carolyn P
David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

So glad you had a good time. We very much appreciate your detailed and complimentary review.

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Dont be put off by the size from the outside as it only looks small. Not expensive to get in. It tells of the history of Hornsea and Hornsea pottery. Some rooms are made up to represent years long ago. At one point you come...More

Thank Stephanie W
David B, Volunteer at Hornsea Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Yes, the farmhouse, cowshed and 2 cottages face the street and the farmyard extends behind them with outbuildings. Space for you to explore. So pleased you had a good time.

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Nicky M
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Sorry but dogs, are not admitted ( guide dogs are of course ). We have a family of mice but not sure that they would be able to entertain visitors!
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