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Museum of Victorian Science

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Address: Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
Phone Number: 01947 897440
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Description: A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes...
A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science.
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Amazingly unique place

Absolutely loved this place! Myself and my other half visited today and had an amazing time. This is clearly a labour of love for the couple who run this museum, and you get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Absolutely loved this place! Myself and my other half visited today and had an amazing time. This is clearly a labour of love for the couple who run this museum, and you get a lovely cup of tea halfway through. We enjoyed it so much and were asking so many questions that we ran out of time and had to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Noticed this on trip advisor while planning a trip to Whitby and was impressed by the excellent reviews , so I booked a visit for my husband and I along with our 2 friends . Both the men are engineers but my friend and I found it equally interesting , and was the highlight of our trip to Whitby. The... More 

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Cambridge
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

You have to be in a group to book this Museum. If you want to book for one forget it! No adding to another group. Not good.

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YORK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Called in to have a quick look around but found it very interesting however a little dark and rather intense

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

If you can do one thing when visiting Whitby then do this, there's a reason its number 1. What a privilege it has been to meet Tony and his lovely wife and to see such antique scientific equipment in use, and also some Tony has created himself. This is a once in a lifetime hidden gem experience, you may see... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

So....you like science?Like Professor Brian Cox?Like the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures?Then buckle up and enjoy the ride!!!! A superb,informative,educational and thoroughly enjoyable afternoons entertainment delivered in excellent fashion by the host.A splendid event which easily caters for all enquiring minds from 8 to 80.If you only get out to do one thing when in Whitby then do this and enjoy!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We only heard this wonderful place existed through tripadvisor, and we had a great time there. It is informative, funny and the host is a really kind and warm gentleman who certainly knows his stuff! Well worth the cost, but a warning to future visitors that the approaching roads to Glaisdale are very steep, they made our little car scream... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The two hours spent at the Museum of Victorian Science were the absolute highlight of a week spent in the Whitby area. The two hours flew by, and the content was easy to follow even for someone of a non-scientific bent like myself. This isn't an experience for everyone, but if you have any curiosity in the world around you,... More 

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Having found the museum on Trip Advisor when planning my first visit to Whitby with my sister and our husbands, I thought it sounded interesting. It turned out to be one of the most memorable highlights of our holiday and I would recommend it for anyone interested in victorian science or just looking for a very unique experience. Thanks Tony... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A lovely scenic drive from Whitby takes you to the pretty village of Glaisdale and the home of Tony and Pat Swift, where you can lose yourself in two hours of scientific wonder. Many years have seen Tony's amazing collection of scientific artefacts, equipments and evidence grow into what can only be described as paradise for the curious mind. Tony's... More 

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