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Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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Great fun!

Tony has developed the history of science into an interesting visual display - a man who has a... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
anne W
Luton, United Kingdom
Amazing experience - even if you're not 'sciency'

My fiancé and I had a mind-blowing time at the Museum of Victorian Science! Tony's collection of... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
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A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science.
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Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Tony has developed the history of science into an interesting visual display - a man who has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for his subject. Two hours flew by, he kept us informed and entertained throughout. Thanks for the tea and cake Pat! This experience...More

Thank anne W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I had a mind-blowing time at the Museum of Victorian Science! Tony's collection of items is unbelievable and I learnt so much in the time I was there. I don't have a great deal of knowledge about science (in fact not much...More

1  Thank Elly_Newcastle
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Where to start? This was a 'one off' birthday treat. My wife and I spent two and a half hours with Tony, including a very pleasant break for tea, cakes and chat with Tony and his wife Pat. This is science at its best. Not...More

1  Thank ClawsonAlan
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is the smallest museum I have ever been to, but by far the most enjoyable. The two hours or do that you get to spend in the company of Tony and Pat are worth every penny of the entry fee. Tony is such an...More

1  Thank YorkieMW
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My husband and I had been really looking forward to our visit to the museum, and it did not disappoint. I am a bit of a science layman whereas he is a lot more knowledgable, but Tony pitches the experience perfectly, so that we both...More

1  Thank Claire C
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Yes, 6 out of 5. The scenic trip to the museum itself is just the start of a wonderful day out. The museum is a cornucopia of electrical delights and their uses. It's two hours of entertaining, fact filled, fun and a break in the...More

1  Thank Hammy F
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here after reading reviews on trip advisor and it did not disappoint. Yes it is very small and quirky but that is all part of the charm. Tony and Pat are lovely hosts and Tony knows his stuff and remembers your name. Absolutely fascinating....More

Thank Tracey H
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Today we visited the Museum of Victorian Science after stumbling across it on Trip Advisor. A science museum would always be of interest to me and seeing such good reviews we were keen to make the small jaunt out to see it. Tony and his...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Tony is a real showman we had a wonderful time in this amazing museum. As a total non scientist I found it informative and interesting, and above all, understandable! Can't believe how much progress was made in such a relatively short time.More

Thank Anny B
diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2017

Thank you Anny, You are quite right, the progress of science since mid-Victorian times is quite astonishing. It's such a shame the age of beauty in scientific instruments has long gone. I just hope I can "Wave the flag" for it a good while longer!...More

Reviewed 23 February 2017

I don't know if Tony has even heard of the late, great, Terry Pratchett, but his marvellous museum/ tiny lecture theatre would be quite at home on the Discworld. An enthusiast with a real gift for communicating his passion for Physics (definitely NOT something I...More

Thank glorialotty
diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2017

Thanks folkes, for this generous review! Historic physics can be great fun, (If) you have the correct instruments. These are getting more rare as the days go by (And more expensive!). I'm always pleased when Pat's little tea party goes down well--She does work at...More

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Amelia W
22 July 2017|
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Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, All queries or questions are answered by telephone, as stated on the website. Please ring in UK, 01947 897440. Thank you, A.Swift, proprietor.
Sarah A
15 April 2017|
Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, I have found by experience that children under 16 find 2 hours a bit too long. Sorry about this, but it is best bto wait! Thanks, sincerely, A,Swift.
Emma S
18 October 2016|
Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we will be open, but please ring (01947)897440 during the evening as soon as you can. Thank you for your enquiry. Sincerely, Tony Swift (Museum).

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