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Whitby Museum

Address: Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
Phone Number: 01947 602908
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Ranked #5 of 20 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

A lot to discover, very interesting place to visit. It was nice to discover the various wildlife out there with still figures so you could see which is which. I was stunned by the amazing models of the ships, all preserved and undisturbed. I shall have to go again as it's impossible to see it all in one trip. Can't... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

forget all that digital interactive modern museum nonsense - just browse aimlessly amidst glass cases of random relics and artefacts - a proper museum - kids of all ages will spend hours in here amazed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

You have to visit! Lots to look at for all ages. There is some interesting things to look at from local history and staff are very friendly and enjoy telling local stories about ship wrecks and great pictures of whitby and area from yesteryear. Good location , easy to get to.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The town is lucky to have such a facility and on a wet day the exhibitions and displays will keep the whole family entertained for ages. Entry to the Art Gallery is free but there is a charge to enter the Museum. Shame as they would attract a lot more visitors if this policy was changed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Well worth the visit, interesting collection thoughtfully arranged, a bit higgledypiggledy with lots of character and great, friendly staff. An hour was enough for us but it could keep you interested for a couple of hours if you were a museum. Make sure you see the gruesome Hand of Glory , the Victorian toy Noah's Ark and the Explorers exhibition.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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44 helpful votes 44 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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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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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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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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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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