Withernsea Lighthouse Museum


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The Withernsea Lighthouse in East Yorkshire.

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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.

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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.

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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.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets


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


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

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



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      Map & Directions

      Road Directions

      By Road:
      M62 on to A63 to Hull. A1033 to Withernsea through Queen Street. Turn into Hull Road. B1362 Hornsea to Withernsea B1242 on North Road and Arthur Street.

      By Public Transport:
      Withernsea Lighthouse is served by EYMS buses, the following services go towards Withernsea Lighthouse: 71, 75, 76, 77 and 129.

      Accessible by Public Transport: Hull station is 20 miles away.

      Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2DY
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      Tel01964 614834


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      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

      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

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