Welcome to Filey Museum

Filey Museum is in Queen Street, in the old part of the town, away from the shopping areas and near to the 12th century St Oswald’s Church.  The museum buildings themselves date from the 17th century, one having been a fisherman’s cottage and the other a farm cottage.  The buildings were saved from demolition in the late 1960s and first opened to the public as a local history museum in 1971.  The buildings are Grade II listed.

Filey Museum - Local history

Filey Museum won The Small Visitor Attraction of the Year Award in The Discover Yorkshire Coast Awards 2006 and this was followed by   winning Visitor Attraction of the Year Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Award 2007 (under 50,000 visitors) and so make sure it is on your list of places to visit.

Well done to all the volunteers who work so well together to make our museum so wonderful!


The museum is instantly recognisable by its whitewashed stone front elevation and an observant eye will see an original plaque dated 1696 with the words “The fear of God be in you”.   When you pay us a visit you will discover that there is much more to see behind those walls than can be imagined from outside.  Many people spend an hour or so wandering through the eight rooms and the rear garden area and return visits are very common.


Local history, lifeboats, victorian seaside resorts

Most rooms have a recorded audio commentary that can be switched on to give a short description of what can be seen in each room.  We have portable hearing loops available, a DVD presentation of the upper floor for those who may have difficulty with the stairs, and a ramp for access into the rear garden.  A raised toilet seat is available on request. Support dogs are welcome throughout the buildings and other well-behaved dogs may be safely tethered in the rear garden area.

The museum collections and displays reflect the history and development of Filey from a fishing and farming community to its later development as a seaside resort.

Open from Good Friday to the last Sunday of October
Sunday to Friday 11:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Filey Museum is a Charitable Trust, run entirely by volunteers,
and so modest admission charges are necessary in order to keep the museum going :-

Adults £2.50 (3 euros)
Children up to 18years free
(have to be accompanied by responsible adult i.e. parent/guardian)

Adult group parties and school parties can be accommodated by advance booking,
and at reduced charges.  Ring or email to request a booking

Postal address :-
8/10 Queen Street
North Yorkshire
YO14 9HB

Telephone :- 01723 515013

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