To provide you with the best experience, cookies are used on this site.  Learn more

Allow cookies

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Type:Museum

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 207 reviews207 reviews
An image of Withernsea Lighthouse

Book Tickets Online

About

Withernsea’s Lighthouse is one of only a handful of lighthouses built inland, standing 127 feet (38m) high in the middle of the seaside town. It closed in 1976 after 82 years service and now serves as a memorial to local girl Kay Kendal 1950s famous film star, and includes a video film of excerpts from well-known films and memorabilia. Local history brings Withernsea's past alive, includes ship wrecks, RNLI lifeboats and the HM Coastguard. Visual aid and monitor for anyone not wishing to climb to the top. Telescope in the lamproom improving views. Cafe with light refreshments and souvenirs on sale. Large landscaped garden with outdoor seating and a delightful garden trail for children to enjoy.

The Withernsea Lighthouse is part of the Lighthouse Trail which starts at Spurn Point and ends in Flamborough Headland. When the lighthouse at Withernsea was built there were only sand dunes and a mere in front of it. The houses you see today were all built after the promenade was extended along the sea front.

Visit England accreditation. Free Wifi.

Set in the peace and tranquility of our gardens at the back of the Lighthouse, the cafe is open at the same times as the rest of the museum. We’ve a wide range of delicious freshly made snacks and sandwiches, excellent coffee and ice cold drinks.

We now have an additional gallery space on the grounds, featuring regular photographic and art exhibitions, which is free to view for the public. We welcome visits from schools and groups at all times of the year.

Guide Prices

Adults: £3.00
Children: £2.00
Senior Citizens: £2.50
Family (2 Adults & 2 Children): £8.00
Groups visits can be arranged by appointment.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets

Catering

  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site

Children

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed
  • WiFi or internet access

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    137
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    14
  • Poor
    2
  • Terrible
    4

Recent Reviews:

    Map & Directions

    Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2DY
    Close window

    Call direct on:

    Tel01964 614834

    Awards

    • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

    Opening Times

    * Unfortunately the Withernsea Lighthouse Museum won't be opening at the end of March as planned. We will let every one know when we have a new opening date. Sorry for any inconvenience, we hope to see you soon!

    31st March - 27th October
    Open Weekends and Bank Holidays
    Saturday: 13:00 - 17:00
    Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

    Easter
    Monday 15th April - Friday 19th April: 13:00 - 17:00
    Bank Holiday Monday 22nd April: 13:00 - 17:00

    May Half Term
    Monday 27th May - Friday 31st May: 13:00 - 17:00

    17th June - 13th September
    Weekdays: 11:00 - 17:00
    Saturday: 13:00 - 17:00
    Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00

    What's Nearby

    1. The Pier Towers on the promenade are the last surviving part of the once proud 19th…

      0.2 miles away
    2. Valley Gardens is a sunken garden (former mere) located just off the central promenade…

      0.19 miles away
    3. Game King is an Amusement Complex situated close to Withernsea's seafront. There is…

      0.2 miles away
    1. The traditional holiday resort of Withernsea sports a redesigned and attractive promenade…

      0.24 miles away
    2. The reserve covers an area of lagoons, sand dunes and shingle which is constantly…

      1.89 miles away
    3. With its unique rural charm and wide sandy beach, Tunstall is the perfect spot for those…

      2.85 miles away
    4. A simple bungalow hides the entrance to an underground nuclear bunker. Descend the stairs…

      3.58 miles away
    5. Visit Hodgson's Fields in summer when visitors such as grasshopper warbler, sedge warbler…

      5.44 miles away
    6. Ruth Brown is a textile artist and teacher working in the lovely Sunk Island area, east…

      8.48 miles away
    7. East Yorkshire's only National Nature Reserve, this dynamic location owned by Yorkshire`s…

      8.89 miles away
    8. The ancient town of Hedon, founded in the 12th-century as the first port on the Humber.…

      9.35 miles away
    9. Initially created as part of a flood risk management scheme, the 45 hectares of mudflats…

      10.02 miles away
    10. Burton Constable Hall & Grounds is one of East Yorkshire's finest historic days out,…

      10.68 miles away
    11. Garden Farming provides self sufficiency courses such as keeping hens, pigs, dairy goats,…

      11.26 miles away
    12. Fantastic coastal views and seascapes. Viewing area, picnic site, café, toilets and car…

      12.02 miles away
    13. Situated on the old Hull - Hornsea rail line. Parking, picnic area and grassed area.

      13.49 miles away
    Previous Next

    Related

    An image of Withernsea LighthouseWithernsea Tourist Information, WithernseaFriendly and helpful volunteers can offer local knowledge, accommodation information, what's on guides and much more.

    My Planner

    Currently nothing planned yet in your itinerary. Have a browse through the site and begin to add products you're interested in.

    Don't Miss