Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum



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The two lakes in these gardens have an outstanding collection of over 100 varieties of Hardy Water Lilies, awarded national status. The lakes stand within nine acres of beautiful gardens that include heather beds, a rock garden, a spring and summer bedding area, a woodland walk and a Victorian garden. The museum contains sporting trophies and ethnic material gathered on Major Percy Stewart’s world-wide travels between 1906 and 1926. Listen out for band concerts every other Sunday and various events throughout the summer.

Burnby Hall Gardens & Museum
33 The Balk,POCKLINGTON,York,YO42 2QF


  • Suitable for children of all ages
  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Free wheelchair hire, viewing platform for wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, daily 10-5.30 (last entry 4.30). Reduced opening hours in winter

About the area

Discover East Riding of Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s East Riding is the only one left of a trio of ‘ridings’ which existed up until 1974. The North and West are gone, to be replaced by North, South and West Yorkshires. The East Riding rises up from the Hull side of the Humber estuary, until it reaches Flamborough Head. This is an impressive headland with sheer white cliffs, serving as a home to large colonies of seabirds. The area is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

The county has plenty of beachy coast, including the seaside towns of Hornsea and Bridlington. The first of these is between the sea and a large freshwater lake called Hornsea Mere. This is also an SSSI and an SAC, and is great for watersports and fishing. The area was also known for its pottery, which has sadly gone into decline in recent years. Further north, Bridlington is a family-friendly summer beach resort. Kingston upon Hull is the largest city in the county, and was one of the few places outside London that suffered widespread bombing during WW2. It’s long ago come back from that though, and was the 2017 UK City of Culture. 


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