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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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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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Fantastic little museum

I visited Whitby in February not realising that most of the museums in the town would be closed. The Whitby Museum was not and I spent a good few hours looking around. It's not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
LovesailErica
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited Whitby in February not realising that most of the museums in the town would be closed. The Whitby Museum was not and I spent a good few hours looking around. It's not a big building but they have a vast collection covering fossils, natural history, Captain Cook, whaling history, shipping and also witches to name but a few.... More 

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a charge of £5.00 for adults or £4.00 for over 60's. Lots of different exhibits to see, well worth a couple of hours to view.

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Thank richam1951
Whitby, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative, showing the fishing heritage of the town and heritage of surrounding villages. Drop in at Easter to do the kids treasure hunt.

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Thank Winston1180
midlands
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a wet January day we revisited Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. The paintings are free to view and include a lot of maritime scenes of Whitby which are fascinating. A £5.00 each adult charge admits you to the museum packed with all sorts of historical exhibits. Dinosaur relics, toys, history of jet, whaling, boat building, rope making, war history...... More 

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Thank Fernleyfishes
Warwick, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Didn't go into Museum as separate charge but Art Gallery was free of charge. Was very impressed by the collection of watercolours on show particularly those of George Weatherill who spent his entire life in the Whitby area and became known as the "Turner of the North. Well worth a visit.

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Cragg Vale, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Costs £5 to get in so we didn't! Was given the chance to look for free at art in the adjoined gallery

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Thank 2014amandac
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Visited the art gallery as we were in Pannett Park. Free to enter the art gallery which was very interesting with most of the pictures about the history of Whitby set in three large rooms. Plenty of space and a bench or two to sit down to look at the artwork. We would have visited the museum but thought it... More 

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Thank 2014Jandy
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Staff here extremely knowledgeable. Situated in the centre of Pannett Park the variety and amount of items on display in the museum was overwhelming. Local and worldwide history covered and a couple of visits would be needed to see everything in detail. Attached to the art gallery.

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Thank Billythefish1
Southport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Great to while away a wet day. Watch for the withered hand, the natural history and currently a first world war display

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Harwich, Essex
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82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

£5 entry for adults and well worth it. the exhibits are really interesting, and there is plenty to see. they also do temporary exhibits and have a costume section which changes and whatever subject is covered is done as well at any big museum. run by friendly staff. the art gallery is amazing!

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