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Whitby Museum

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Address: Pannet 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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Brilliant Museum

Visited the Museum in September 2016 and was amazed by the size of it. There were a surprising amount of exhibits which had been found in the Whitby area. A skeleton of a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the Museum in September 2016 and was amazed by the size of it. There were a surprising amount of exhibits which had been found in the Whitby area. A skeleton of a Crocodile was a point in case which I would never have thought inhabited the area. We spent three hours in the museum and were delighted by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great old style local museum full of interesting artefacts in old fashioned glass display cases. So atmospheric. Strong on Capt Cook & explorers, whalers, maritime, fossils and world cultures. A great way to while away an hour and much more interesting than the rather dul art gallery it shares the building with.

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Thank DalstonBill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the old-style display cases crammed with interesting fossils and minerals, clothing, toys, model ships, jet and surgical instruments - too many things to mention. To see all this in a larger 'modern' setting would require miles of walking and backache. It was so interesting - a crow's next with spyglass, dinosaur footprints recovered from Whitby, a chest with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A vast array of exhibits. The museum staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Wheelchair accessible and well worth the low admission.

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was filled with interesting information and artefacts some of which were unusual. The museum is a must see.

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Thank sunflower189
North East England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum has something for everyone, from costume display to Dinasours and fossiling history,Jet jewellery to coin collection. A inhouse cafe and gifts to purchase inside the Museum. Good place to visit too on a wet day!..as there is plenty to see and keep the family entertained.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been to Whitby lots of times but as staying for a week thought we would try the Museum. Situated in a lovely park 10 mins uphill walk from harbour. Very quiet and relaxed. Museum not large but have lots of artifacts. The Man on the entry desk was very amusing and informative. Lots to see including a great fossil collection... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How nice to visit a museum which is not pretending to be anything else Completely reflects Whitby social history, from the chairs which have meaning to people, loved reading all the stories. Friendly knowledgeable staff. Can't remember when I last visited a museum that was packed with the most interesting stuff. Paintings, models if ships, fossils excellent

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full of history but their are no guided tours so you have to do all the reading by yourself. It has different sections like shipping, costumes, animals and so on.

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Thank Hind A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A proper old skool museum, unpretentious, with something to interest everyone. A great selection of jet jewellery, ships in bottles, model ships, fossils, stuffed birds (I don't like these but I guess someone does), needlework samplers, dolls houses, toys etc, Great for a rainy day trip and lovely grounds. Don't miss the Hand of Glory!

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