WELCOME TO EMSWORTH MUSEUM                       


Welcome to the website of the Emsworth Maritime and Historical Trust, who administer and run the Emsworth Museum.  This small museum is totally volunteer run and funded.


The Museum is dedicated to telling the story of Emsworth; its people, industries triumphs and tragedies. 


Famous people have lived and visited the town, and it became famous, or infamous, for the incident of the poisoned oyster that killed the Dean of Winchester.  The oyster industry boomed in the late 1800s but was destroyed by the one incident; the story is told in its own small gallery within the Museum.

P.G. Wodehouse will be forever linked to Emsworth through his stories of Lord Emsworth and the Empress of Blandings, which grew in his imagination while he lived in Emsworth.


Please browse through our website and we hope that it will encourage you to visit Emsworth Museum and hopefully stay in our wonderful little town.





  View the Gallery  

Forthcoming Exhibitions


April 5th to 23rd of april
New Exhibition
   “Ripping Yarns and the Forgotten Author

Emsworth Museum re-opens on the 5th of April with an exhibition celebrating the life and works of the Portsmouth born author

Percy F. Westerman.  During the 1930s he was Britain’s most popular children’s author with his “ripping yarns” adventure stories, many of which feature our local area.  Colourful illustrations from his books and covers  are a centre piece of this exhibition as well as extracts from his books.



April 26th to May 18th Art trail April 26/27  May 3/4/5 Aspire Group and Ken Briffett

This exhibition is of a very wide spectrum of  art in many forms from Ken Briffett’s wood- turned pieces to stone carvings, paintings and textiles and photographs from a number of Emsworth Artists in the Aspire Group. Many unique items will be on sale.

 All welcome, entrance free.

(Emsworth Arts Trail



May 24th - June 22nd Exhibition - "D.Day for Emsworth and its People"



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Opening Times Times

Emsworth Museum is funded and run by volunteers, and so has limited opening times.


It is closed for the winter but opens  on the first Saturday of April, or Easter Saturday (whichever is the earliest) and closes on the last Sunday of October.


Saturday openings  10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday openings      2.30pm – 4.30pm

Bank Holidays       :  10.30am – 4.30pm

Fridays in August      2.30pm – 4.30pm

St George’s Day      10.00am – 2.00pm


In addition in 2014 ithe Museum will be open on:

 St. George's Day (23rd April) from 10.00am until 2.00pm and on


All 5 days of the Art Trail (26th/27th April and

3rd/4th/5th May) from 10.30am until4.30pm.


All Fridays in August from 2.30pm until 4.30pm.


Members have exclusive access on Tuesdays and
Thursdays all year round from 2.00pm – 4.00pm


Admission is free to all

Donations are always welcome0b North Street,
(above  the Fire Station)
PO10 7DD.

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In July 2013  Emsworth Museum(celebrating its 25th Anniversary)  was reassessed and achieved Full Accreditation from the Arts Council England.

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