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Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
01947 602908
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Ranked #2 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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St Helens, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

There is lots to see in the museum, you can spend hours there. They have a small coffee shop, and the grounds are are very nice to spend time in.

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Langar, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
35 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Set in the lovely surroundings of Pannett Park, the museum is well worth a visit if just to see the great collection of fossils collected from the surrounding area. They also have exhibits on local explorers and a great collection of models of famous ships. There is something for everyone to see and a great little coffee shop in the... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We loved this place! I can't say we spent hours here but I think it was worth the entry fee. The museum is full of very interesting exhibits that almost seem piled on top of each other! I've been to a lot of museums over the years but most of the things they had on display I hadn't seen the... More

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

I have visited so many stuffy museums in my time but this is nothing like that at all As you go through the doors, Its like walking into Alladins cave. There is something for everyone to enjoy from huge fossilised dinosaurs to Pelham puppets . It quite rightly celebrates Whitby and it's seafaring heritage but contains so much more. The... More

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Bradford
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We really liked Pannett Park and had a walk round before we went into the museum. We only expected to find a very small museum, however we were very impressed by the amount of exhibits held there. The fossils and exhibits which illustrate the geology and 'timeline' of the 'Jurrasic Coast' are brilliant. There is a section given over to... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

For such a relatively small building is a small town the museum is packed with something for everyone. My only regret was not having allowed enough time to browse more slowly and view the many exhibits longer.. Great cafe downstairs as well.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I have had a lifetime of visiting museums and this is one of the best. Fascinating exhibits all dispayed in a way that is interesting whilst also being 'gimmick free'. A real delight. Great cafe too, sellng home-baked treats and free coffee refills.

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York
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76 reviews 76 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

It had been 32 years since I last visited the museum and I was pleased to see that it had not only survived but grown and expanded. The variety of things on show , given that it is a modest size museum is a credit to the people that run it . The fossils on show are really amazing and... More

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London
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Wonderful objects in glass cases! Especially the model ship displays, and the Victorian jet jewellery, and the hand of glory, and the old photographs, and the Bram Stoker connection.... There's always something new to look at.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

So much to see! Beautiful and worth the money. Was something for everyone there and we had a great time, Was in the for hours!

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