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Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
+44 1947 602908
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Small but lovely museum

I visited this museum with my wife and 4 year old. The staff are very helpful and there is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shaun P
When the British weather hits, this is the place to be in Whitby!

A fascinating place to spend a morning. Local history and natural history are very well covered... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul P
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Camberley, United Kingdom
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Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
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+44 1947 602908
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum with my wife and 4 year old. The staff are very helpful and there is something for everyone here from amazing marine fossils to fascinating curiosities (e.g. the mummified hand known as the Hand of Glory).

1  Thank Shaun P
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you

Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating place to spend a morning. Local history and natural history are very well covered. The art gallery there is excellent too.

1  Thank Paul P
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit if you're in Whitby for longer than a day trip. Good range of interesting exhibits and very appealing in a delightfully old fashioned manner.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The £5 entrance fee (the art gallery is free) gets you into a magnificent museum in which things are just 'there'. An amazing collection of fossils, jet artefacts, model boats... so much to see!

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

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little museum with a big section on geology and palaeontology. Lots of dinosaur fossils found in the locality. Also costumes and seafaring stuff - model ships galore, a witch post and some stuffed animals. You'd have to be really picky to not find something...More

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

Thank you for your kind review. We try to make sure that our treasure trove has something for everyone.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need more than a few minutes, because its bigger than most small town museums, There is a large range of exhibits, but mostly related to local issues for example sea faring. and a large section on local Jurassic fossil finds.

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

Thank you for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have taken many school trips to Whitby and always include this. A real old-fashioned museum full of exciting finds(especially the withered hand) The stuff brought back by Cook is also outstanding.

Thank RonnieYorkshire
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you & your pupils enjoy our wonderful museum.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little museum currently with exhibition on St Hilda. Don't miss the leaches who predict storms or the hand of glory (mummified hand of a criminal) captain Cook area, fossils, etc etc.

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we are so pleased you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 10 May 2017

I visited the museum because of the Hand of Glory, however, it turn out to be a great little museum. By surprise, it is a private museum run by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society (founded 1823). The collection is rich and the Jurassic fossils are...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit. The Hand of Glory & our fossil collection are definitely a "must see" on any trip to Whitby.

Reviewed 3 May 2017

Lots to see in this museum. I was particularly interested in the fossils which included some of large prehistoric sea creatures.

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit & particularly our fossil collection.

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loulubella
Are you dog welcome??
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
Is this museum wheelchair accessible?
9 September 2015|
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Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it i, through the door at the car park. Use the buzzer and they will open the door.
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Michaelaxo
Is admission really just £5? 😱
5 August 2015|
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Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it is, and only £4 for older persons. Children under 16 are free.
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