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Whitby Museum

Address: Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
Phone Number: 01947 602908
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited the museum on the recommendation from a friend and were not disappointed. The museum isn't very well advertised and is situated slightly on the outskirts of the town - but within walking distance and has some incredible artefacts. One of these was the 'Hand of Glory' which locals nickname the 'Hand of Gory' because it is after all... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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243 reviews 243 reviews
59 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This museum was brilliant. There is so much to see in here, give yourself plenty of time to get through everything. A must do for Whitby visitors.

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cumbria
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Set in the lovely well kept gardens of Pannett Park, this small local museum is an absolute gem. Rather quirky varied collections of all manner of things. We loved the fossils, jet items, shipping & whaling sections in particular. The art gallery was also very interesting giving an insight to the Whitby of former times. The assistant curator gave us... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was a lovely museum the man behind the counter was very informative and couldn't help us enough. Try and find the hangmans rope (apparently it stops sore throats lol) clue its near the hand ;-)

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The collection in Whitby Museum is a real gem. It consists of thousands of objects covering the history of Whitby, ranging from fossils, stone age, roman and saxon archaeology, the jet/jewellery industry, fishing, ships, whaling and exploration, he textile industry, social history with a heavy focus on childhood and much much more. However, the way that this collection in displayed... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

What a wonderful place to spend several hours! The chap at the desk took the time to give us plenty of information, including the fact that the magnificent fossils on show are all original (ie not plaster casts) and found within 10 miles of Whitby. A real old-fashioned gem of a museum with something to interest everyone.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A jumble of exhibits going back millions of years spent a couple of hours there, well worth a visit.

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newcastle upon tyne
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

it's marvellous, full of a whole range of stuff, a tempest prognisticator - what's not to like? oh, and a real hand of glory!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The museum is a little old fashioned in the way that it displays its artifacts, which are rather interesting. The entrance price of £5 is a little on the high side, they should consider lowering the admission prices to attract more visitors and generate more income.There are some excellent fossils and Whitby jet objects and these together with the Captain... More 

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Uley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Nice setting and looked interesting but the entrance price put us off for such a small attraction - but the art gallery is free and good to look round

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