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Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
01947 602908
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Whitby Museum is set up in beautiful Pannet Park - it would be easy to miss - but don't! Its quite large and has several sections, all spilling over... more »
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Whitby Museum is probably like no museum you've ever visited. It looks very much like a Victorian Gentleman's collection from a grand tour and is stuffed with a huge amount of items. The museum itself is set in the lovely Pannett Park, which is very nice for a walk around and has an excellent childrens' playground. It's situated a small... More

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Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A lovely find in Whitby. Tells the story of Whitby through the fishing industry and jet. Happy to pay an entrance fee to keep this lovely place open. Fantastic fossils on display and some great Pre-Raphaelite tapestries.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Took 2 kids, one thinker, one energetic and both thoroughly enjoyed it. There's a play park just outside to burn off excess energy and the museum is full of an eclectic array of exhibits, enough so that I'll leave the kids outside next time so I can properly appreciate, it we all enjoyed the quiz and the turtle trail and... More

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Wimbledon uk
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Love this museum in particular the World War 1 exhibition very moving sad but also uplifting. Used to come here as a child love Pannett Park

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Congleton, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a very interesting museum and a must do for anyone visiting Whitby. Excellent value we really enjoyed our visit here, highly recommended.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A traditional type museum, stuffed to the rafters with interesting items. It's very well laid out, with plenty of easy to read explanations of everything. It kept my 15 year old daughter interested.......that should be high enough praise for anyone!

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Sheffield, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Not been to Whitby Museum for a while so popped in whilst on a recent fish & chip pilgrimage. This really is a gem of a museum with dinosaurs, as many birds as you might imagine plus the usual staples of ships, ships and a few more ships. This is not where it ends with all sorts of varied curios... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Lots of local history including of course Captain Cook with a dedicated section and seventh heaven if you like model ships (only some have any detailed information). They have various exhibitions throughout the year - at the time we visited it was Victorian night wear which was not my cup of tea but shows they cater for all tastes! Helpful... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Only had about an hour to visit and wished we had more. A great selection of exhibits and in many way, how museums used to be.

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Berkshire
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The art gallery has a collection of beautiful paintings. Staithes Group in one room and George Weatherill, local man, 19th century - one of the best artists 'you've never heard of'. Located in a park, which is a steep climb from the main town, the setting is lovely and there is so much to see in the museum. Really worth... More

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