Saturday 9 September:



The Bayle Museum

The Bayle Museum , Baylegate , Old Town, Bridlington , East Riding of Yorkshire, YO16 7JT

Explore one of Bridlington’s oldest buildings. The Bayle is a Grade I listed building and Ancient Monument dating back to the 12th Century, housing the Bayle Museum, which features a collection of artefacts dedicated to the history of the local area.

Showcasing Bridlington’s illustrious history through interactive exhibitions, games, and lifelike models. The Museum welcomes visitors of all ages and there is plenty to entertain the whole family.

The Bayle has a rich and varied history. Archaeological surveys have concluded the original stonework dates to the 12th Century when it is originally thought to have been a gatehouse to a wooden palisade castle built by William Le Gros in 1143, although little information remains as to the further use of the building until the early 14th Century. In the 14th Century the Bayle Gate was adapted to become the Gatehouse to the Bridlington Priory; the ground floor of the then 2 storey building housed a Porter and an Almoner.

Since the dissolution of the monasteries by Henry VIII the Bayle Gate has been used for a number of purposes, sometimes simultaneously. Come learn about the prior uses of the Bayle which include a Prison, a Court of the town, a Schoolroom, a Garrison for Napoleonic soldiers, a Town Hall, and a meeting room for the Lords Feoffees.

Currently featured in the Court Room is the “Beside the Seaside” exhibition, now including artwork from Royal Academy of Arts featured artist, Estella Brown. Take a stroll back in time and see the Bridlington seaside resort in its heyday.

*Guided tours available at:

Booking Details

No booking required

Access issues warning – Access to the Museum is via staircase, due to the nature of the historic building we recommend contacting us before your visit if you have any mobility difficulties. For refreshments, there are a variety of pubs and tea rooms around Old Town. Public toilets available are across St John’s Street on the corner of High Street.

Additional Information

Max 15 people per tour/session.*First come first served basis for guided tours. Last entry to the museum is at 15:30.