Treasure House Museum and Beverley Art Gallery
Welcome to Treasure House Museum and Beverley Art Gallery
Upstairs in the iconic Treasure House you’ll find the Museum and Art Gallery. It is home to local history, East Riding Museum’s temperature controlled stores and often welcomes exciting and popular national exhibitions into its halls.
At the Treasure House and Beverley Art Gallery there are four gallery spaces to explore, two with temporary exhibitions and two showcasing highlights of our collections. The Treasure House Exhibition Space hosts a rolling programme of social history and community partnership exhibitions. The Treasure House Museum gives an introduction to the history and culture of the East Riding with highlights including the spectacular South Cave Weapons Cache which was discovered in 2002.
Beverley Art Gallery’s permanent collection is displayed in the beautifully restored Edwardian space, which housed the original gallery founded by Edward Champney in 1910. The collection consists of mainly Victorian, Edwardian and modern art, with main focus on celebrating the local artists Fred and Mary Elwell. The Elwells are great examples of Edwardian painting with their impact reaching far beyond Beverley. A wealth of information on Fred and Mary Elwell is available on fredelwell.org. You can buy Wendy Loncaster and Malcolm Shields' definitive book about Fred and Mary, filled with full colour images of many of their paintings, at the Treasure House gift shop.
Beverley Art Gallery has a lively programme of temporary exhibitions, displayed in the elegant extension from the 1920s. These range from contemporary and multimedia exhibitions to traditional displays, celebrating local, national and international artists.
You’ve got a friend in art
Be a patron of Beverley Art Gallery and join our Friends group. A small annual donation as a member and you will be added to an exclusive list, invited to previews of exhibitions, get discount in the café and can join other friends on tours to national galleries. This donation goes towards restoration of and adding to our collections.
If you’re visiting with children there's plenty to do alongside exhibitions to make your visit fun and interesting. In the museum dress up in historic costumes, try the interactive exhibits and more. Put yourself in the picture using costumes and props in the art gallery.
Under 5s can play with beach themed activities accompanying the museum display or borrow Explorer resources to make fascinating discoveries around the exhibition spaces. Spot '5 Things' activities to do and collect a sticker.
Pay and Display parking behind the Treasure House on Saturdays only. Nearest pay and display car park is Grayburn Lane. Limited on street parking is available within easy walking distance. Disabled parking bays directly outside both entrances.
Visitors arriving by coach or minibus can be dropped off at the coach drop-off point on Lord Roberts Road, next to the Magistrates Court. It is approximately a 1 minute walk around the corner onto Champney Road to the Treasure House.
Street level flat entrance, automatic doors, disabled parking bays, wheelchair accessible toilets. Only assistance dogs are allowed on site.
It is a five minute walk to the train station and bus station in Beverley.
- Radar Key Toilet
- Breastfeeding friendly
- Free Wi-Fi
- Gift Shop
- Meeting Rooms for Hire