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Museum, £2.50

Filey Museum

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 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. 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. 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.

The Victorian Room
In this cosy room, family life in Victorian times is depicted, Mother sits by the fire reading from the Bible, whilst Father stands behind listening. The baby sleeps soundly in the cradle and their young daughter sits playing with her doll. Scattered on the floor are wooden toys, alphabet tiles, a wooden ark and a carved doll. The table is set for a meal, perhaps after they have eaten Father will play the harmonium for their entertainment whilst Mother completes some sewing on her treadle sewing machine. This room contains a vast array of items from the Victorian era.

Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs acceptedGuided tours for groupsFacilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

Opening details

Open Easter to the end of October


Adults £2.50
There is no charge for young people under 18 years.
Registered Charity.
Large groups to book in advance


8-10 Queen Street,
North Yorkshire,
YO14 9HB



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Map reference: TA 117808  Lat: 54.21077 Long: -0.28874

By Road
Follow road signs to Filey. Over railway crossing, turn left at roundabout, right at mini-roundabout, 1st left into Church Street, 1st right into Queen Street, Museum at the top of the street.
By Public Transport
Filey is accessible by National Express Coaches, East Yorkshire Motor Services buses, and East Coast rail line.

Parking: free


  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Guided tours for groupsGuided tours for groups
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired