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An interesting insight into how fossils are made, different sorts and where to find them. Plus... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom

Plenty of interesting information about what to see and what you might find. Hands on displays for... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Ravenscar signposted off Whitby to Scarborough A171, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay, England
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

An interesting insight into how fossils are made, different sorts and where to find them. Plus other interesting facts! Some hands on interaction for children too. There was also a craft fair on when we were there.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

Plenty of interesting information about what to see and what you might find. Hands on displays for kids explaining tides, waves and wind speed too. Lovely friendly staff too

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2018

Interesting national trust shop and information centre. Well maintained and makes good use of an interesting building in a prominent position. Staff friendly as well

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

This is a small National trust run mini-museum that adds interest to your visit to Robin Hood's Bay as it tells you more about the history and sea-life. It's very small so doesn't take long and well worth popping in if you're in the village.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

We passed this coatsguard station on our Cleveland Way trip - and it was really good to find out about Ravenscar - the village that never was - and then experience it in what was left of the town itself. Just one of a number...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Steve T
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We love the telephones in the Coastguard station that tell of the history behind the smugglers, the falling cliffs etc. Well worth a visit if you want to learn all about the coastline of Robin Hood's Bay

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank redfish6
Reviewed June 19, 2018

It is free to visit the coastguard station and they have various objects on display that you can handle. We asked one of the ladies how you could distinguish Whitby Jet from Coal on the beach and she was extremely helpful and showed us what...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed June 12, 2018

A pretty standard National Trust shop with an interactive display area and friendly staff. The highlight was the living lobster pot display and interpretation - fascinating for all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lizaa217
Reviewed May 30, 2018 via mobile

We visited the station on a dull day and were surprised how small it was. Only need about 15-30 mins. Interesting info about the local history, geology and fossils with plenty of examples to touch and look at. Great spot here and the beach is...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Johanne B
Reviewed May 24, 2018

There were interactive displays giving information about the area as well as National Trust information. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
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