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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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Good for all the family

Something for everyone, don't be put off by entrance fee (£5 for adults). This place has something for everyone. Recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Norwich
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Something for everyone, don't be put off by entrance fee (£5 for adults). This place has something for everyone. Recommended

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

A visit to the small museum can be expensive for a family on a budget but the Art Gallery at the front is FREE and has some lovely paintings, many by local artists.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really interesting museum packed full of real fossils not just replicas, lots of model boats, Victorian curiosities, various archaeological pieces and all with relevant historical information. A great way to spend the afternoon

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Midlands, UK
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45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

If you are willing to examine the exhibits and take your time, this is as close to a Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities as you could get; we utterly love it. Not one for the easily bored or disinterested; there was a little children's trail which our 5 year old granddaughter enjoyed.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This Edwardian style museum is a must if you're visiting Whitby. Though small, the contents are delightful and give a good insight into the local area. I found the award winning tuna to be a first, as was the famous hand of glory, which I won't ruin the history of for you too much. There are also quite an impressive... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The museum has a lot of interesting and eclectic exhibits & specimens, but it's quite disorganised & looks rather dated. There is so much packed into some display cases that you don't know where to look first. Also, the labels are looking in need of modernisation. I felt as if I'd wandered into an aged eccentrics house & was having... More 

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Liverpool
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very friendly staff always on hand to help. Good museum with plenty to see, giving a good insight into Whitby's history. Not really a children's attraction but great place for adults to spend a few hours.

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Dunblane, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a must to visit! For £5 it is an absolute bargain for what you will get to see. The fossils they house in the museum alone are well worth the visit never mind the thousands of other pieces they display. They have the most incredible marine fossils! The fossils were just incredible, and all found around Whitby! They... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The museum and art gallery are in a purpose built building in Pannett Park which provides a lovely setting for the exhibits. The main room is laid out with traditional wood and glass cabinets and some of the labels are even handwritten. Some people might think this looks old fashioned but I loved it - lots of character. The exhibits... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

the guide is a brilliant one, very friendly. We went on a Monday not knowing they should be closed! We were allowed in. Lots to see with REAL fossils, thank you, lots of little bits of stuff to do for kids to buy with pocket money

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