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East Riding of Yorkshire Council have delivered an early Christmas present to the Hedon Museum Society in the form of a £6,000 grant from the ‘Love Your High Street’ fund. The funds are to replace and refurbish the windows of the museum, and the projects name is ‘Windows on History’.

2021 has been the 25th Anniversary of the opening of the museum following a determined drive by the people of Hedon that started in the early 1990’s. The years have taken their toll on the fabric of the building and museum trustee Tony Porter says, ‘the grant is very timely for us as the windows in the old Caretakers Cottage part of the museum are rotten and single glazed, and the glazing in the new section needs up dating too. It is great to think that by fixing these defects it will ensure that the museum is here for a further twenty five years at least!’.

The Love Your High Street fund is there to support ideas and projects that will revitalise or repurpose the town centres of the East Riding and is open to businesses,, local councils and community groups. ‘Those at the fund have been extremely helpful, guiding us through the process and assisting in many ways, say the Museum’s Tony Porter.

Hedon Museum, although a fully accredited museum, is run entirely by volunteers. It is closed for the winter but reopens at the beginning of March on Wednesday’s and Saturdays 10am to 4 pm. There are permanent displays as well as changing exhibitions in the upstairs room. This follows on a steady flow of improvements at the museum with the installation of a stair lift and enclosing the porch.

All those at Hedon Museum wish a very Merry Christmas and look forward to welcoming visitors both old and new in the New Year.


HEDON MUSEUM has been awarded £2770 to help celebrate the museum`s 25th anniversary.

The money has come from the Small Grants Scheme for independent museums provided by the Humber Museums Partnership , H M P.

We want to show the history of our great town by connecting with our local schools . The museum will be holding a series of competitions. For primary school children there will be a writing competition, for senior school children a design and art competition. For over 16s there will be a photographic event .

Members of the museum will assist schools with curriculum work , visits to the museum as well as running skills tutorials for the use of phone cameras etc`.

Details of the competitions will be released in the near future in the local press

CREATIVE INSPIRATION is the temporary exhibition upstairs at the museum, featuring ceramics and paintings. Many pieces have been sold so if you`re looking for a special gift come in and have a look.

PHOTOGRAPHER Dale Smith. Photo courtesy of the Smith Family.

Hedon Museum is proud to have the Dale Smith collection available for visitors to see. The Smith family kindly granted permission to Ray Duffill a local photographer and Holderness Gazette Correspondent to copy some of Dale`s photos.

Dale lived in Hedon all of his life and took thousands of photos of local people, events and places. He was also the Holderness Gazette Correspondent for many years. Volume one is entitled “Hedon Views” and volume two is “People of Hedon”. There is also a folder with details of all the photos and visitors are asked to add any comments or information if possible.

If you would like to see the collection please ask the volunteer on duty upstairs at the museum. Please do not eat or drink when viewing the photos and we ask that you do not remove or copy them.

New displays in Hedon Museum. Before the building of a main road from Hull to Hedon, travel was very dangerous and took a long time to achieve. This new board shows you how our ancestors would have travelled to Hedon and gives information through time, railways, buses and air.
How do you spell Hedon? Did you know that there have been several different spellings of Hedon?

We need your help.

Hedon Museum reopens on Saturday 22nd May and in September celebrates 25 years of being open to the public. It can only remain open with continued support from the public as it does not receive any funding, relying on donations, shop sales etc. You can become a member of Hedon Museum Society at a cost of £10 per year or £18 per couple and receive a regular newsletter plus 2 outings. Of course it can not open at all without volunteers. If you can give visitors a warm , friendly welcome and spare 3 hours a month, you are just what the Museum is looking for. You do not need a knowledge of Hedon as there will always be an experienced volunteer on duty with you .Due to the average age of volunteers and the effects that Covid has had on them, new volunteers are needed immediately including 3 new committee members, one of which would be treasurer. If you are interested please phone 01482 890908 and leave a message or 890603. Thank you.