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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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A really quirky find

The Museum and Art gallery can be hard to find as it is the middle of Pannett Park up a steep hill, however it is well worth a look. A collection of quirky objects from across the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Museum and Art gallery can be hard to find as it is the middle of Pannett Park up a steep hill, however it is well worth a look. A collection of quirky objects from across the globe and far back in history. They are proud that the fossills on the walls are real and not casts - unlike some... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really fascinating place It is almost going back in time : original cabinets displaying a whole host of things . The fossils are really good and kids will love it A must see attraction

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No lasers, no interactive displays, no computers... Just 1000's of objects for you and your family to admire and amaze. There are so many different things exhibited here that everyone is going to find something attractive, captivating and enlightening. See my pictures for some examples of what you can expect... Old fashioned in the best possible way: do yourself and... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went and was not disappointed. There are lots of amazing things and display of Whitby jet is beautiful. We then went for a walk around the park. It is a quiet peace of heaven, the flower beds are immaculate and the memorial garden is somewhere where we sat for a good while.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Whitby quite a few times but near got as far as the museum pity, full to the brim of Whitbys varied history , some very unusual and interesting items. some lovely art work in lobby ,good value and a pretty park to stroll round if the weather is fine

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum, although it has been updated, has managed to keep some of the feel of its original Victorian layout and atmosphere, that so very few museums have managed to do apart from the Pitt Rivers museum in Oxford. Good for fossils and geology and archaeology.

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Thank SusanGuisborough
Ackworth, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is like a trip to your childhood and reminded us of rainy days on holidays. But ...it doesn't disappoint. It maybe a museum of yesterday there is much to see and the exhibitions are relevant and well put together. So much to see and although it's quite small there's loads in there !

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Thank Jane W
Whitby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in Pannet Park and it is absolutely jammed-packed with lots of fascinating displays and mini exhibitions befitting a sea-faring town that's overlooked by a Monastery. Exhibitions range from artefacts relating to Whitby Abbey, weapons, dress, shipping, sea birds & vessels, coins and geology of the area. There used to be Tea Rooms but unfortunately they were now... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband went to the museum and loved the place you can easily have a few hours in here! Lots of interesting things to look at, would definitely have a few more hours in there when we next return to Whitby.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If it's raining ( or even if it's not)then the museum in the park is superb, well curated and quirky, kids will love the place, there are dinosaurs, disembodied hands, narwhal tusks, ships in bottles, weather stations that work by the power of leeches and hundreds of other weird and wonderful exhibits. If you have ever been to the Pitt... More 

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