The House

Relive history as you explore the Grade 1 listed Sewerby Hall.

About the house

A delightful house in a spectacular setting, come and relive history at Grade I listed Sewerby Hall. The Georgian core of the house was built 1714-1720 by John Graeme with later additions in 1808, 1830s, 40s, and 90s; Sewerby is a tour through architectural history

A total restoration in 2013-2014 has re-presented the hall as an Edwardian Country house, circa 1910. The rooms are furnished with impressive pieces from the Victoria and Albert Museum as well as other important collections.

Join in!

Learn about a servant's life at Sewerby Hall with our interactive display. Take part and dress up as Edwardian servants or members of the Greame family, and chat with our costumed interpreters. Make sure you visit the nursery, where children of all ages can play with our collection of Edwardian toys. Head to our servants' wing to see the kitchen; complete with working coal-fired range, the butler's pantry and the housekeeper's parlour.

Audio tours on your phone!

When you visit the house, you can use your phone to find out as little more about its past. Look out for the QR Codes in the downstairs rooms, scan them with your phone and then tap on the link to hear a short, one minute, introductory history of the room in which you are standing. You will also find some QR Codes around the grounds too.

Amy Johnson

The House was sold to Bridlington Corporation in 1934, and Hull-born aviatrix Amy Johnson was invited to open the Hall to the public on 1 June, 1936. Memorabilia was donated in 1958 by the family of the local aviator herself and is on permanent display. New items were added for the 80 year anniversary. There are two dedicated rooms, one displaying the collection and the other showing a short film about her record breaking flight to Australia.

Online Content

Sewerby Hall at Home

Fun, creative ideas and activities for children and families, all about Sewerby Hall and Gardens, Edwardian life, and the Zoo that you can do from home.

Into the Picture Podcast

New short weekly podcasts, focusing on the history of the venue, as portrayed by a different picture each week.

Duty Done Again

Re-visit the Duty Done Exhibition, following the history of Bridlington during the Second World War.

Amy Johnson: 90 Years Since Darwin

Special 90th anniversary exhibition of Amy's world famous solo flight to Darwin, Australia from London.

Sewerby Stories

Short stories covering the history of Sewerby and the surrounding area.

Saxons in Sewerby

A brief history of the Anglo Saxons in the East Riding of Yorkshire. From colonisation through to conversion