A good starting point for exploring Filey's fishing heritage and local history is the award winning Filey Museum (which won the Yorkshire Moors and Coast Tourism Award Visitor Attraction of the Year. You'll find it just out of the centre housed in a 17th century fishing and farm cottage.
Eight rooms all have their own themes including the Filey Room tracing Filey's roots as small fishing village to popular seaside holiday resort. A selection of the distincitve guernsey fishermans jumpers are on show in here - knitted without seams. Other spaces include a replica Victorian Room, a Lifeboat Room and Photography room with numerous photographs of Filey from the Victorian period to the present. Many of these are by local photographer Walter Fisher.
Filey Museum, 8/10 Queen Street, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9HB. Tel. 01723 515013.