The house was built 1714-1720 by John Greame. Bow wings and a portico were added in 1808-1811. Later additions include an Orangery and dining room.
Various ground floor rooms are set out in Georgian, Regency or Victorian style and the exhibition area includes a permanent display on the history and landscape of the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Swinton Room, the Halifax Room and the Orangery were all restored and decorated between 1993 and 1995. These days, the magnificent ground floor Orangery and Swinton Rooms provide wonderful settings for civil marriage ceremonies, concerts & piano recitals, meetings, seminars, educational activities, art workshops and tea dances.
The second floor houses the mayor's parlour, Mayoral Regalia displays and further photographs and paintings. these period rooms will allow you to lose yourself in a different era. As you stroll past the beautiful art and elegant furniture of these magnificent period rooms try to imagine the opulence of eighteenth century life at Sewerby Hall.
The Amy Johnson room is a first floor room given over to Amy Johnson memorabilia in 1959. This collection was a gift from Amy's father in October 1958, and consists of various souvenirs and mementoes presented to Amy and her husband, Jim Mollison. Since then, additional material received from other sources has further enhanced the Amy Johnson Collection.
The Heritage Library
Explore more of East Yorkshire while you're here! The East Yorkshire Heritage library is a touch-screen computer program which you can use at Sewerby Hall. It contains information about East Riding of Yorkshire Council's five museum and gallery sites, and holds some 12000 text records and 2500 images.
Galleries and Exhibitions
The galleries display temporary exhibitions of artwork and photographs.
The map below shows our location, (please note that as the map is provided dynamicaly by google we would advise checking the location shown as Google can get it wrong). If you wish to use your sat nav our postcode is YO15 1EA