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.
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.
done to all the volunteers who work so well together to make our
museum so wonderful!
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.
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
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.
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
and at reduced charges. Ring or email to request a booking
Postal address :-
8/10 Queen Street
:- 01723 515013