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Interesting national trust shop and information centre. Well maintained and makes good use of an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
HatterWilko
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Interesting and informative

This is a small National trust run mini-museum that adds interest to your visit to Robin Hood's Bay... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
jessicawarne
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

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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.

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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 of aged endearing historic offerings along our route and the walk.

Thank Steve T
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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

Thank redfish6
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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 to do. Thank you.

Thank RENEPOPS
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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.

Thank Lizaa217
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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 wonderful for rock pooling if the tide's out.

Thank badge4jota
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Reviewed May 24, 2018

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

Thank LavenderGirl2014
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

The coastguard station is great museum to learn about the local history and how and why it was put there. The great thing about this small museum is that is free of charge. Also it great for both historians and geologist since the museum tells you about coasts past from the dinosaur period right upto now. It has a small gift shop so you can buy something to remember from your visit. I would recommend that you visit this place with your family , friends or school since it has a lot of information about history and geography of the coast and area.

Thank alexadams62
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

A small shop is supported with a series of boards explaining local history and a circular tank with types of sea creatures found locally. We stayed in the National Trust cottage 'Boatman's Loft' above the station, and could see that there is also an education room upstairs

Thank SolihullRichard
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