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East Yorkshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in East Yorkshire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

East Yorkshire Museums and Galleries

blank tabFORT PAULLMuseums & Galleries
Battery Road, Paull, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU12 8FP
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Delve into 500-years of history within the walls of this superb Napoleonic fortress set in 10-acres with spectacular views over the Humber Estuary. It's the only napoleonic fort in Yorkshire! Wax work figures in underground labyrinths, Humberside Fire Brigade Museum, military museums, and the worlds only surviving Blackburn Beverley Aircraft. Relax and have a drink in the Duke of York bar or dine in the restaurant car from the Berliner Train Tea Room. Visit the gift shop and take away a reminder of your visit. Hawker Hunter Jet Fighter and 1916 Anti Zeppelin Triplane. Mega Military super slide with unlimited free slides for kids under 14. Fun for all the family, only 10-minutes away from 'The Deep' Fort Paull is within easy reach of the city of Kingston Upon Hull and only 5-minutes from the North Sea Ferry Terminal. FREE CAR PARK. Please see our website for events etc.
Tel: 01482 896236    Fax: 01482 896236
E-mail: fortpaull@aol.com
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blank tabBURTON CONSTABLE HALLMuseums & Galleries
Skirlaugh, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU11 4LN
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Burton Constable Hall is set in 300 acres of natural parkland landscaped by Capability Brown and has been the home of the Constable family for over 400 years.

This truly hidden gem offers unrivalled access to more than 30 rooms and its interiors of faded grandeur are filled with collections of exquisite furniture, paintings and sculpture. There is a library of 5,000 books and a remarkable 18th century 'cabinet of curiosities', which contains fossils, natural history specimens and the most important collection of scientific instruments to be found in any country house. Explore out magnificent parkland, pastures and wildfowl lakes, and don't forget our 18th century stable block, which is home to the skeleton of a 58' sperm whale.
Tel: 01964 562400
E-mail: enquiries@burtonconstable.com
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blank tabBAYLE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Baylegate, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JT
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The Bayle Museum is a Grade 1 listed building, once part of the entrance to Bridlington Priory.

The history of Bridlington is explored through the museums exhibits, which include life size figures, scale models, interactive games and listening posts.

Bayle Museum contains several collections of historical interest, with admission costing adults £1.00 and Children (5-15 years) Free Admission (must be accompanied by an adult). Parking is free.

We are open APRIL - SEPTEMBER please contact us for further details.
Tel: 01262 674308
E-mail: bayle@lordsfeoffees.com
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blank tabHEDON MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
St. Augustine's Gate, Hedon, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU12 8EX

Hedon and Holderness memorabilia held within a main exhibition room, plus an upstairs gallery with paintings available for purchase.
Tel: 01482 890908
E-mail: info@hedonmuseum.org
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blank tabGOOLE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Carlisle Street, Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, DN14 5AA
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The history of the town and Port of Goole, through displays and exhibitions. The museum has a permanent display of exhibits showing life in Goole in the post-war period.

There is an extensive collection of costume and textiles, many of which are on display, as well as a superb collection of ship's models including one of the Bluebird, Malcolm Campbell's yacht, which was built in Goole. Many of the collection of Reuben Chappell's ship paintings, and other Pierhead Painters, are also on display.

The museum serves tea and coffee, and there is a small shop selling postcards. Free information sheets are available on all aspects of the collections.
Tel: 01405 768963See our website

blank tabSKIDBY WINDMILLMuseums & Galleries
Off A164, Skidby, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 5TF
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The last working windmill in Yorkshire, through displays, recounts the horticultural and rural history of the East Riding area.

The mill is set in over an acre of land, commanding magnificent views over the Wolds. Around the courtyard one of the outbuildings contains some of the larger objects in the agriculture collection,

At the side of the mill is a sheltered garden picnic area, wildlife garden and pond.

The adjacent field is being developed by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as a natural history area and open play space for children.
Tel: 01482 848405See our website

blank tabHORNSEA MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Burns Farm, 11-17 Newbegin, Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU18 1AB
An award winning museum of North Holderness village life, from the pre-industrial age of the early 1700's through to post second World War Britain.

Located within an historic cottage, home to the Burns family for almost 300 years! Hornsea Museum has been featured on television several times and part of the old building have recently been refurbished. Hornsea Museum houses the largest collection of Hornsea pottery in the UK. One of the most frequent comments heard from visitors is "I never imagined there was so much to see!" So why not take a look?

Children under 5 FREE. Wheelchair Access. Hornsea Museum is now on Facebook.
Tel: 01964 533443
E-mail: hornseamuseum@tiscali.co.uk
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blank tabWITHERNSEA LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Hull Road, Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2DY

R.N.L.I & H.M Coastguard exhibits, including the history of shipwrecks, and the Kay Kendall Memorial, a 1950`s film star born locally. Climb 144 steps and be rewarded with breathtaking views from the lamproom. Relax and take a break in the Tea Room.
Tel: 01964 614834
E-mail: info@withernsealighthouse.co.uk
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Beverley Art Gallery

Champney Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HE
Tel: 01482 392780    Fax: 01482 392781

Exhibitions of contemporary art, along with  the works of Beverley born artist Fred Elwell RA and his wife Mary, housed with an Edwardian gallery.

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Gallery 49

1 Market Place, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO16 4QJ
Tel: 01262 679472     E-mail: galleryforty-nine@unicombox.co.uk

Gallery 49 showcases the wide variety of styles and techniques, used by local artists and well known international and national artists.

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Old Penny Memories

2 Marlborough Terrace, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 2PA
Tel: 01262 608400    Fax: 01262 603341

Edwardian museum of vintage penny arcade slot machines and related memorabilia, plus  Sixties themed cafe bar.

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RAF Holmpton

Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU19 2QR
Tel: 01964 630342    Fax: 01964 630972    E-mail: info@rafholmpton.com

Underground RAF Bunker Tours takes visitors through over 50 years RAF history, almost 100ft below the Yorkshire countryside.

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Sewerby Hall & Gardens

Church Lane, Sewerby, Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO15 1EA
Tel: 01262 673769    Fax: 01262 673090    E-mail: sewerby.hall@eastriding.gov.uk

Award winning gardens, museum and art gallery tea rooms, children's zoo, pitch and putt golf.

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No.18 Gallery & Picture Framers

Karen Cross (Proprietor), 18 Exchange Street, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 6LJ
Tel: 01377 241512    Mobile: 07941 529554    E-mail: number18gallery@hotmail.com

A ground floor gallery with an on-site picture framing service.

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Art Breaks in Yorkshire with Tony Hogan

Hoganart, Five Pennies, East Street, Kilham, Driffield, East Yorkshire, YO25 4RE
Tel: 01262 420068     E-mail: admin@hoganart.co.uk

Art Holiday Courses and Workshops/Demonstrations ran by experienced professional artists Tony & Eileen Hogan, from their home/studio in the Yorkshire Wolds. Courses are tutored by Tony, who will show you the secret Yorkshire Wolds, painting plein-air whenever possible, moving into his private studio for demonstrations, or during inclement weather.

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