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  

Exhibition-90th Anniversary of H.H. Treagust (Butchers) 6th September until 5th October


Celebrating 90 Years on the High Street

H. Treagust & Sons Ltd, is celebrating 90 years on Emsworth High St a remarkable achievement in these days of out of town shopping centres and Internet shopping.

Harry Hurst Treagust founded the business in 1924 and this traditional butcher shop still remains in the same family. Today Richard Treagust is the 4th generation to own the shop, and works alongside his cousin Raymond Treagust and his wife Sue Treagust their son Ben Treagust is the 5th generation of Treagusts to work in the shop.


View Photos of the Exhibition




10b North Street,  (above the Fire Station)


Hants.   PO10 7DD



01243 378091


Emsworth Museum is open every weekend from Easter Saturday or the first Saturday in April (whichever is the earliest) until2nd November


Saturdays and Bank Holidays: 10.30am -4.30pm

Sundays: 2.30pm  -  4.30pm

Fridays in August: 2.30pm  -  4.30pm

St. George’s
Day (23rd April): 10.00am - 2.00pm


(5 days of Emsworth Art Trail  26th/27th April and 3rd/4th/5th May)
10.30am - 4.30pm

1Friday 6th June: 10.30am -4.30pm

Members have exclusive access on most Tuesdays and Thursdays

afternoons throughout the year:

2.00pm  -  4.00pm


 Admission is free

Stairlift available   

 Everyone welcome

Cash donations are always welcome.




The current exhibition, Celebrating 90 Years on the High Street, coincides with Emsworth's British Food Fortnight which runs from 20th September to 5th October.  For more information visit:  www.emsworth.org.uk


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