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Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
+44 1947 602908
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So Many Treasures!

Great reviews put visiting this museum on my to-do list, but it took seeing it to understand just... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2015
McMinnville, Oregon
Seriously outdated, with minimal engagement

This museum is completely unique, imagine stepping back into the late 19th century days of... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2015
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
+44 1947 602908
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

Great reviews put visiting this museum on my to-do list, but it took seeing it to understand just how crammed full of amazing treasures this little space is. From fabulous fossils to wondrous carvings in Whitby jet, military memorabilia to household goods of past times,...More

Thank glennagreen
Reviewed 27 October 2015

This museum is completely unique, imagine stepping back into the late 19th century days of antiquarian's collecting anything and everything and then putting every sing;e thing in display cases, that's pretty much Whitby Museum. I suppose it's probably either a 'love' or 'hate' type place...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Please never modernise this delightful space, crammed with unusual exhibits. I feel the building and layout belongs in a museum itself. It has been years since I have been in somewhere with genuine nostalgia and sense of the past.

Thank hate-popups
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Great place to spend a rainy afternoon. Lots of varied and interesting exhibits. Good section on ship building in Whitby.

Thank PTG78
Reviewed 12 October 2015

So much to see, so little time! Packed full of fascinating objects such as the Hand of Glory, fossils, ships in bottles (with lights), very early false teeth, beautifully carved jet just to name a few...but my favourite was The Tempest Prognosticator - leeches climbing...More

Thank Shelley A
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Very good museum with a lot of exhibits some very interesting. Also has a small free art gallery with some very good paintings, the gardens are also nice to walk round.

Thank magal190
Reviewed 7 October 2015

So much to see we could have spent much longer there. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the museum is in a beautiful park which is well worth visiting.

Thank Val M
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Nice little museum to while away a n hour or two and full of interesting stuff with a gallery alongside. Now situated in Pannet Park it's easy to get to. My first visit for some thirty years so it was good to renew my acquaintance...More

Thank Alistair J C
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Popped in to look at the art which was free and was unsure about the £5 charge to the museum, didn't seem to be much for the money, how wrong we were!!! This place is crammed with interesting artefacts from fossils and rocks to stuffed...More

Thank twitterHerefordshire
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I reviewed this in July 2015, but this review is equally applicable. The Museum is compact, but so evocative.......a place for reflection in conjunction with next door's gallery... I recommend a visit if you are able.

Thank dandrivel01
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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.
Mark B
9 September 2015|
Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it i, through the door at the car park. Use the buzzer and they will open the door.
5 August 2015|
Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it is, and only £4 for older persons. Children under 16 are free.

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