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Sewerby Hall

OS grid reference:- TA 203 691

Sewerby Hall, a major tourist attraction in the East of Yorkshire, is situated in a dramatic cliff top position in the village of Sewerby, 2 miles (3.2 km) from the seaside town of Bridlington.

Sewerby HallThe Grade I listed Georgian country house, set in 50 acres of landscaped gardens, was built by John Greame between 1714-1720, replacing a manor house which previously occupied the site.

His successors added to the house and Sewerby Hall now has fine period rooms of the Georgian, Regency and Victorian eras, including a magnificent nineteenth century conservatory known as the Orangery.

In 1936 the hall and park was opened to the public for the first time by aviator Amy Johnson. A 2.6 million restoration programme has recreated the look and feel of the house as it would have appeared in the Edwardian era.

The house has been transformed using furniture from the Victoria and Albert Museum and other nationally important collections. The exhibition programme includes a display about the lavish country house parties of the Edwardian era and features some of the costumes from an award winning period drama. There is also a short film about the life of Amy Johnson in her popular exhibition.

The superb award winning gardens at Sewerby Hall are set in 50 acres of parkland with woodland walks and Marie Curie Daffodil Trail. The gardens include gardens monkey puzzle trees which are reputed to be among the oldest in Britain.

The hall now houses the Museum of East Yorkshire and the Coastguard Museum. The grounds of the hall are home to a small zoo, featuring pygmy goats, llamas, ring tailed lemurs and penguins. There is also an aviary as well as an 18 hole putting range.

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