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“Great for children and wonderful staff!”
Review of Hornsea Museum

Hornsea Museum
Ranked #4 of 18 things to do in Hornsea
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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. Medical room. Childhood and toys display. Militaria exhibition. Hornsea Pottery with over 2000 items on display. The Whitedale building with a working model railway layout including Hornsea station and scale model fishing boats.
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

I visited the museum with my two daughters aged 7 and 3 and my daughter's friend aged 7 also and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our visit. From the moment of walked in the staff were so helpful and informative. I especially liked the way they all spoke to the children directly. The kids loved finding 'Burnsey' the mouse and all his friends around the museum. This meant they happily spent longer looking round which gave me the chance to read more information. The museum is packed with stories, artefacts and information and my only regret was that due to the rainy weather we couldn't make full use of the gorgeous gardens... never mind it's just a good excuse to visit again! Great place to visit, great value and outstanding staff!

2  Thank Cath L
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

This really does look like a tiny little place from the outside but it's like the tardis! We spent a lovely long time wandering round the rooms, pressing the buttons to hear commentary, playing with some old fashioned toys in the upstairs room before heading to the outside area.

Loved the sun dial set in the lawn and it really was accurate! The outside areas were as equally full of interesting things as the inside was and the garden was lovely and peaceful. We even met the founder of the museum as we wandered through to the Hornsea Pottery display area.

This is the first museum shop I've ever seen which hasn't overpriced everything.

Well worth a visit

1  Thank chocmak
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

From the outside it looks nothing more than a tiny cottage but dont let that put you off. The place goes on forever with rooms after room of curiosity all helped along by some wonderful ladies who were very informative 10/10

2  Thank sarah g
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Quaint little museum packed with nostalgia of Hornsea's history. Brilliant, so much detail and thought gone into the place. You will love it.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

We have been to Hornsea many times but never visited this little gem. Its based in the Burn family farm house and its outbuildings and tells the story of their life there. It has many items from the period, photographs and some wonderful fully set out rooms including kitchen and parlour and old school house. It also covers the local history of Hornsea and its tourism from Victorian times through the 1960's. It has a fine collection of Hornsea Pottery in some nice new and we'll lit display rooms and enthusiastic and we'll informed staff who will happily answer as many questions you can ask . It is also home to the tourist information office, again very well staffed. It was just £3.50 entry and we'll worth the money, I would highly recommend this for a morning or afternoon visit. If it's hot take a drink with you as there are no refreshments on site but there is a very peaceful garden to sit in.

Thank Andrew H
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