Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

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Hull Road
Withernsea, Holderness
East Yorkshire
HU19 2DY

  • Phone: 01964 614 834

Withernsea Lighthouse is an inland lighthouse standing in the middle of the town. The base features RNLI and HM Coastguard exhibits with models and old photography recording the history of ship-wrecks and the Withernsea lifeboats and crews who saved 87 lives between 1862 and 1913 and the history of the Spurn lifeboats.The local history room has Victorian and Edwardian photos including the pier and railway. There is a Kay Kendall memorial, the 1950s film star having been born in the town. Views from the lamp room in the Withernsea Lighthouse are breathtaking, especially after climbing 144 steps. The lighthouse stands 127 feet high and took 18 months to build between 1892 and 1894.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open weekends Easter to October 1pm to 5pm Open weekdays mid June to mid Sept 11am - 5pm, Saturdays / Sundays 1pm to 5pm.


£2.50 for adults, £2.00 for seniors and £1.50 for children. Family tickets are also available for £6.50.

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas


  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools

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