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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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what can i say really loved this museum staff were really helpful and pleanty to see and only cost 5 pounds to get in well worth the money really enjoyed my visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

what can i say really loved this museum staff were really helpful and pleanty to see and only cost 5 pounds to get in well worth the money really enjoyed my visit

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Called in to see the incredible fossil collection. Found it was even better than imagined and this museum was stuffed with thousands of other exhibits including model ships, stuffed birds, maritime history, a fabulous mix of all things whitby and its relationship with the rest of the world.

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Thank lmorgan2015
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whitby Museum is what local museums used to be like. It is stuffed full of items showing the history of the area with a particularly good area on shipbuilding in the town. There are a lot of fossils; stuffed birds; butterflies; stone age implements; sailing ships and much else. For me the most interesting thing was a chess board where... More 

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Thank SergeLourie
Congleton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Whitby quite a few times and cant believe that this was the first time I have visited the museum. There is a fascinating collection of objects and many that are specifically related to Whitby. We really enjoyed the visit and would thoroughly recommend it. Have a stroll through Pannett Park while you are there, which is... More 

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Thank Darrell O
norfolk. uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our visit to Whitby we had a damp and drizzly afternoon and decided to do the Whitby museum in their delightful park. Very good value for money, we spent 2 hours totally absorbed in its amazing array of artefacts. Understandably, the fossil, rock and geology area was packed with things to see. Also a good thing we found was... More 

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Dewsbury
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As soon as you walk in the staff make you welcome, and they offer the kids a list of thing they have to find and tick off, there are some incredible things on show from fossils to victorian clothing...well worth a visit 😀

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Thank Peter W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a slightly rainy day. The park boasts beautiful gardens, amazing wood sculptures and a wonderful play park. My daughter played for nearly 2 hours on the park with so many attractions to play on. Really great place to visit.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

ive been visiting Whitby for 20 or more years yet I had never been to the museum, but my grandson had been on a recent school visit and was insistent it was great and i would love it. He was absolutely right it was a real old school museum, not bright lights and lasers like many have nowadays. there were... More 

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had been to the park behind this place many times didn't even know about this place until I google things to do and this came up, it's £5 per adult under 17 free which isn't bad at all, my son is really into fossils, they is a huge collection of them and so much more they is a wide range... More 

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Thank DollyHaylz
Solihull, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a first class museum in a lovely park (Pannet Park). It is split up into very clear sections and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable regarding Whitby's wonderful history. Quiz sheets are available for both young and old and there is also an Art Gallery attached.

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