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Whitby fossil museum

We recently visited Whitby Museum, based in Pannet Park, and were extremely surprised and delighted... read more

Reviewed today
Joanne F
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Hidden Gem !

Great little museum , absolutely crammed full of interesting stuff which would appeal to all ages... read more

Reviewed yesterday
245anthony
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
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Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
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+44 1947 602908
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Reviewed today via mobile

We recently visited Whitby Museum, based in Pannet Park, and were extremely surprised and delighted by the contents. For such a small museum, the contents were amazing. My 8 year old son loves fossils and he thoroughly enjoyed looking at the dinosaur skeletons and fossil...More

Thank Joanne F
Reviewed yesterday

Great little museum , absolutely crammed full of interesting stuff which would appeal to all ages and the staff are very helpful and knowledgeable Situated in Pannet park with access to a play area for little ones . Great rainy day or sunny day activity...More

Thank 245anthony
Reviewed yesterday

Recommended by a friend, we spent a fascinating afternoon here.What a great place, full of curiosities ranging from prehistoric fossils right through to film clips of people's Whitby holidays in the 60s. Crammed into old fashioned cabinets and glass topped cupboards it was a proper...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the museum as it was the last day of the holiday and we where waiting for the leisure centre to open for swimming. Glad we did. While the exhibits are a little bit randomly set up, there’s a lot of info with regards...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alice in Wonderland themed tea room selling gorgeous cakes and light meals. Staff were very friendly and helpful. China tea cups, loose leaf tea in China tea pots. Excellent value and will definitely be back!

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in a lovely well-kept park, this lively museum offered a delightful mix of contemporary art works and traditional style museum artefacts - fossils, coins, jewellery, medals, animals, toys - I particularly like the dolls' houses and my son was very taken with the hand...More

Thank Sarian T
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words. I will pass your comments about the tea room on to them.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you've ever been to the Pitt Rivers in Oxford this is a mini version. Very eclectic, packed with lots of interesting things including the only Hand of Glory I've ever seen.

Thank renwriter
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We think that our Hand of Glory is unique.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the museum at least once a year on our outings to Whitby. We are always greeted by pleasant staff who have time to chat and make you welcome. Despite having been lots of times I always find something new to see.

Thank Terry L
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind review, we look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small but packed museum full of oddities and unusual items. Some little trails for the kids and some reasonably priced souvenirs at the end. An hour was just about right.

Thank chrisaL8635SP
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A willy nilly museum with so many exhibits to view. From the usual to the wild and wonderful. Clean toilets. Cafe. Next to a children’s park.

Thank sandrahutchins0n
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you.

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Linda M
16 May 2018|
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The car park to the rear of the building is not a public car park, there are however 4 disabled parking spaces available to blue badge holders. The nearest public car park is at the leisure centre, a 5 minute walk away or on... More
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loulubella
22 May 2017|
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Response from Operations M | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. I'm afraid only support dogs are allowed in the museum & surrounding Pannett Park.
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Mark B
9 September 2015|
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Yes it i, through the door at the car park. Use the buzzer and they will open the door.
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