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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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So worth a visit, full of fascinating stuff and interesting stories. I adore the tempest prognosticator, it's a piece of mad genius. There's a hand of glory and fossilized... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So worth a visit, full of fascinating stuff and interesting stories. I adore the tempest prognosticator, it's a piece of mad genius. There's a hand of glory and fossilized dinosaurs, what more could you want?

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. The tempest prognosticator is definitely an item not to be missed! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Brilliant, I loved every moment of looking around here. A lot of stuff to look at and a lot of information. Got a lovely little fossil book at the gift shop too. Very cheap 1-2 hours but easily could spend more time there.

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We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Such a vast collection of, well alsorts really!! Almost too much to take in in one visit. Very sweet ladies who work there too!! Easter trail was fun.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this museum that has something for everyone. See paintings from the Staithes Group artists; brilliant fossil samples found locally; learn about local maritime history and whaling in Whitby along with information on James Cook... and best of all...see the withered hand! A great museum for adults and children...

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Bath, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this museum several times over the years and we love the old fashioned feel of it - so many varied objects crammed somewhat randomly into the space, making it ideal just to nose around and focus on random exhibits, whether they be fossils, stuffed animals, or historical artefacts from the local area or around the world. The staff... More 

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We're so pleased that you continue to enjoy your visits to our museum. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum, set within the beautiful Pannett Park, has the most amazing collection of Jurassic period fossils - the real things - all collected within a ten mile radius of Whitby. It is of world class importance and should be a definite date if you are staying in Whitby.

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Bolton
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117 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum with lots of good paintings. Only small but worth a visit. The grounds even in the cold weather was lovely to look at. Also a very good child playground in the grounds.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum yesterday what a fantastic place such a lot to see very educational for children I am sure however many times you visit you will see something different. The surrounding park is lovely. Will definitely be visiting again

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Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you again in the future. More 

Mansfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a brilliant morning at the museum today. Two children 3&8 had a great time exploring the fossils animals ships old toys. Well worth a visit. Point to note no parking in site but west cliff car park is little less than 5 min walk.

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we're pleased you & your children enjoyed your visit. As you say the nearest public car parks are situated on the West Cliff, however we do have 4 disabled parking spaces to the rear of the building. More 

Pickering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited in the past but this museum warrants many visits. Many new exhibits have been added and displays changed. At the present there is an interesting exhibition telling the history of shoes. This is accompanied by three videos, a welcome sit down and very watchable. The fascinating display of objects in light bulbs always holds my attention and... More 

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