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The collections

The museum at Sewerby Hall has a number of specialist collections:

  • Amy Johnson collection – there is a room dedicated to her on the first floor, due to be transferred to the East Wing. A biography of Amy Johnson can be downloaded here:

Amy Johnson biography (pdf 94kb opens in new window)

  • Trevor Field art collection – a collection of paintings bought by the Trust for the people of Bridlington to enjoy. Some items are on display, others in storage.
  • Kilvington Watercolours – a collection of 53 watercolours of Sewerby and Bridlington made between 1820 and 1850 by Rev. Orfur William Kilvington.
  • Bernard Hale – a set of 47 mainly sea/ship paintings purchased by the Trevor Field fund.

Until recently the National Coastguard Collection was also held at Sewerby Hall but this has now been permanently transferred to the National Coastguard Training Centre, Southampton. All enquiries regarding this collection should be directed to them on 02380 329423.

The museum at Sewerby also collects:

  • Social history for the Bridlington area.
  • Artworks - paintings are on display throughout the Hall, others are kept in storage until required.
  • Sewerby also holds archaeology from the local area.

All the objects in the Sewerby museum collection, together with the other museum collections, can be searched by going to East Riding Treasures Online.

East Riding Treasures Online (external East Riding website)

The Museums Service has a Collections Development policy relating to acquisition and disposal of objects in the collections, which can be accessed by visiting the museum standards page.

Anybody wishing to donate items to Sewerby Hall should complete the museum loan/deposit/bequest form (opens in new window).  If the object is large then viewing/collection can be organised.