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Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
01947 602908
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Midlands, UK
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

A super collection of fossils - real ones, not casts! A host of local curiosities plus some gallery displays. The Whitby past and present photo display was very interesting. The curators are total enthusiasts too - good quizzes for kids.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

So many different things to look at, go there often and see things there I have only read about before. The maritime, shipping, section was really interesting but I love it all. Great Value too.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Could have spent all day browsing around the displays. A very interesting and great value for money. The gentleman on the door was very friendly too.

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Whitby, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I try to visit every year as a local. there is also a café there now its good. the museum is very interesting worth a visit for holiday makers especially if weather not too good

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A good display of Whitby's past . However a few items were incorrectly described. More research needed by the staff I think.

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Stirling
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97 reviews 97 reviews
34 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Spent a good few hours here looking at all the displays. Kids under 16 are free and adults only £5. The fossils are brilliant and the jet displays are beautiful. Upstairs has a display of Victorian mourning dresses. There is a small art gallery also within the same building. Well worth a visit.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We spent a little time here looking at the various artefacts. 'The hand' was of particular interest, as well as the bottle models. All-in-all a good selection of things to keep you interested. It's worth a visit.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great place to spend a couple of hours - check out the flower clock in the park!.....................

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Worcester
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a great museum to visit. There are thousands of exhibits but they are laid out in a clear and easy to follow way. You are greeted with a warm welcome from the staff who explain where everything is and answer any questions. The fossil collection is incredible and it is so good to see original fossils on the... More

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Earl Shilton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As a regular visitor to Whitby I thought it was time that I visited the museum. What a delight! I was welcomed by a lovely and very knowledgable gentleman who told me what there was to see at the museum, told me where I could leave my coat if it was too warm and so I began. I started at... More

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