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“half hour well spent!”

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre
Ranked #5 of 26 Shopping in Whitby
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre houses the last remaining example of an authentic Victorian Jet Workshop. We are proud to act as custodians of a unique and historic piece of local history and to offer the chance to view the only remaining example of Whitby Jet's nineteenth century cultural heritage, an original Jet Workshop discovered sealed in an old attic of a derelict property in Burns Yard, Whitby. We strive to develop new ways of presenting Whitby Jet, whilst still incorporating the traditional methods of manufacture and design. As well as producing a hand carved range of contemporary styles we are the only craftspeople to offer many styles that pay homage to the carving styles of the mid-nineteenth century. Pleas note: Our building is 250 years old so has 3 steps leading down to it. The Victorian Workshop has been kept completely authentic as it was found and is the size of a small attic due to this we do not recommend parties of more than 6 at a time in the workshop. We are always happy to help so when visiting us if you have any questions or would like further information please just ask.
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“half hour well spent!”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Loved it! constant fascination no leg work! Wont get caught out with poor quality jet now I understand the difference and how to recognise it! invaluable if like me and queen victoria you love jet!

Visited November 2012
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Its ok”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

Some interesting information, but not much to see. The best bit it is the gentleman working his magic creating the beautifully handcrafted jewelry you can buy.

Visited September 2013
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Cumbria
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Always knew about Whitby Jet - but decided to further my knowledge and of course purchase some in the form of ear-rings- a nice memory of a good day!

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Ann D
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Huddersfield
Level 6 Contributor
508 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
“AN ORIGINAL WHITBY JET WORKSHOP”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

When you walk down the cobbled street in Whitby you will see a lot of shops selling Whitby jet jewellery, at the end of the street tucked in one corner is The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre. Inside is an original workshop showing how the "jet" was worked when it was first made into Jewellery. This is only a small workshop but well worth visiting and turning back time. It could be improved by an audio commentary. Access is poor for the infirm.

Visited August 2013
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