Bayle Museum

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The Bayle Museum is situtated in a monastic gatehouse over 800 years old, the gatehouse was once the entrance to Bridlington Priory which amoungst the wealthiest monasteries in Yorkshire in the fifteenth century. The Museum was founded in 1928.

Today the Bayle is a Grade I Listed Building and Scheduled Ancient Monument, which makes it of great interest historically and architecturally.

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Opening hours

Opening hours
April – September
Monday – Friday 11am – 4pm

October – March
Although visits can be arranged out of season with the Museum Office.

Admission charges

Admission charges
Adults £1.00
Children FREE (under 15 years) must be accompanied by an Adult

Additional info

Full access to the museum is by two staircases, unfortunately due to the nature of the building we have not been able to provide full access for all.

The museum has varied collections including: local social history, Green Howards Military History, agricultural objects, photographs, Medieval manuscripts and much more. The Museum was updated in 2001 and now incorporates, interactive games, life-size models, CD-ROMs and audio panels to tell the history of Bridlington.

Collection details

Agriculture, Architecture, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Law and Order, Medicine, Photography, Religion, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • Licence to Crennelate 1388; Medieval Breviary 1400's; Queen Henrietta Marias' Gloves 1643; Ancient Breech Loading Swivel Gun c.1600

Bayle Museum
Bayle Gate, Old Town, Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO16 4PZ



Museum Offices


General Enquiries

01262 674308

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