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Whitby Museum

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Address: Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
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+44 1947 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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Fantastic museum in a pretty park

If you have a couple of hours to spare in Whitby, the museum in Pannet Park is a must. It is full of interesting items, such as rare examples of fossils, a display of Whitby jet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have a couple of hours to spare in Whitby, the museum in Pannet Park is a must. It is full of interesting items, such as rare examples of fossils, a display of Whitby jet jewellery, marine history and natural history. There is also an art gallery on site with different exhibitions running. A proper traditional museum that is... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have been visiting Whitby for years and only just found this fantastic Museum in Pannet Park. It was just so interesting we could have stayed for hours. The Park is beautiful too and the Art Gallery is very interesting. Don't miss visiting this it's really worth taking a look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This museum is absolutely perfect for a rainy afternoon. This place has no shortage of objects on display and is an absolute must for anyone interested in fossils or maritime history.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Full of little fascinating pieces, the section on the fossils & jurassic coast is worth a read, not the biggest museum but a little gem & the staff were lovely..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

From unique specimens of fossils to priceless Whitby jet collections, Captain Cook's sea chest and items from around the globe to stunning wedding dresses, I was absorbed for hours. Cannot recommend enough! I have never seen such an array of miscellaneous but historically important artefacts in one room. This is clearly a much loved museum, and would suggest you leave... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

On a rainy day day we spent a couple of hours in Whitby a museum and Art Gallery which is located in Pannett Park. I can definitely recommend this for the whole family. The museum is packed with interesting objects which will definitely appeal to children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This museum is fantastic!!! We were greeted by very happy and helpful staff who explained where everything is in the museum. The section on Captain Cook is very interesting. The layout is a bit strange, but everything is on one level. I would recommend this to anyone staying in the Whitby area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

I spent a very interesting few hours here last week looking through the little art gallery and the Aladdin's cave that is the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Took the children on a windy cold afternoon. Absolute gem of a museum. Immaculate nice size with lots to see but not so much that you get bored! Loved seeing the fossils and learning more about the local history. Well worth the £5 adult admission - children are free and there was even a little quiz for the children that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Small and crammed full of curiosities - from scrimshaw to a macabre hand of glory - there's always something new and intriguing to spot. No buttons to press, or slick screens, just charming, eclectic and fascinating objects with info cards. Well worth an hour or so. Café on site and fab play park next door.

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