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Whitby Museum

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Address: Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
Phone Number: 01947 602908
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Description: Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety...
Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
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We were greeted by a really enthusiastic member of staff who obviously loved what he did. He told us the main interesting features and we were not disappointed in the slightest. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Leicester
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were greeted by a really enthusiastic member of staff who obviously loved what he did. He told us the main interesting features and we were not disappointed in the slightest. A truly excellent and mixed local collection...look out for the hand!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A lovely museum, easy to browse through with friendly staff. Excellent display of all things jet. A great way to spend a couple of hours learning about the history of Whitby.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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812 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 566 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of exhibits crammed into quite a small area and looking at stuffed animals of any kind is not for me. Enjoyed the Explorers wing but that was about it.

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Dropped on this museum when walking via pannet park to the cinder track. Packed full of interesting things to see, a good mixture of information and visual attraction to keep both parents and children (7&2) entertained. Would have been lovely to have a cup of tea to break up the visit but unfortunately the cafe has closed.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Eclectic mix of artefacts with many different cultures and historic examples displayed. Additional educational material also, well worth a visit.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The place was jam-packed with lots of different exhibits it was difficult where to look at first! Some really fascinating artefacts with information provided to explain. Yes there is an entrance fee but if you're not happy paying then don't pay and go in! The museums are free where I live and people are asked for contributions but I rarely... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have visited this museum a number of times and I'm sure I haven't seen everything yet. There is an abundance of history under such a small roof. Excellent for singles, couples, families, groups etc.

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stamford
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40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Busy museum and a queue to get in - but staff held up the queue for ages by discussing the site at length with everyone in front. I felt like starting with a coffee then I could stay in for hours and get involved with the atmosphere; no café any more. There was a small 'no cafe' notice at floor... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Fascinating museum with exhibits for all ages and likes. Great to wander in and wonder at as a break from the hussle and bustle of town or on a rainy day.

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Rosyth Nr.Dunfermline
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37 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I had the good fortune to visit Pannet Park and Whitby Museum on a bright sunny day and the climb up through the park from our apartment was a joy with well tended gardens along gently winding paths and up to the Whitby museum at the top. On entering the museum which is also an art gallery which houses a... More 

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