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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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Very good, and very crowded

This is a very enjoyable museum, with plenty of displays of interest from the Whitby area, right from pre-historic times (fossils) to the present. There will be something in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very enjoyable museum, with plenty of displays of interest from the Whitby area, right from pre-historic times (fossils) to the present. There will be something in the museum to interest pretty much everyone. Of particular interest to me was the gallery of model ships, in particular, the bone models said to have been made by French prisoners... More 

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Morecambe, England
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Museum has what anyone would want to know. Can only say worth a visit! What else could you say about a museum.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable, interesting and informative. Currently has additional exhibition of South Sea Island artifacts

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Broughton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The staff were lovely and this museum was well worth the £5 adult entry. We were even more pleasantly surprised to find that kids under 17 were free, so didn't have to pay for my 7 year old. The place was packed full of interesting facts and fossils and relics, which we had a good time explaining to our interested... More 

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

A small museum located in a beautiful well kept park. Staff were friendly and helpful, lots of interesting exhibits ( be sure to find "the hand") a great experience!

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Clearwater, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

it was a really well and looked after museum. it was very informative and a real nice place for families to look round and gain some history on Whitby.

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Epworth, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went to pass a few hours on a wet afternoon, wish we had gone in earlier, after spending a couple of hours we still had not seen everything yet we had to leave as they were closing , there is a £5 fee to get in, from ships to clothes, toys to fossils there is something for everyone, really enjoyed... More 

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North West England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We found the staff most helpful and informative,the many displays were very interesting .Plenty on show to grab the attention of patrons of all ages.We visited when a school group were being escorted through the museum, the questions generated by the children were absolutely fascinating.A joy for all to hear their minds ticking over with their very own thirst for... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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230 reviews 230 reviews
162 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As always we'll worth a visit. Ask a member of staff to show you some of the more unusual exhibits, like the hangman rope broach, or the healing hand? Lost to see almost to much. I guess a couple of hours would be sufficient to see most stuff. Also a good quality if small art gallery. Great play ground outside... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Being at a bit of a lose end on a wet day in Whitby we decided to give the museum a go. Quite expensive to get in at £5.00 considering how small it is, and also was a bit disappointed that the cafe wasn't open could have done with a cup of tea and would probably have stayed longer if... More 

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