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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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Cracking litte museum.

There's a great variety of things to see here, from the amazing fossils to bird life, boat models and just about everything else associated with the local area, the staff are also... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There's a great variety of things to see here, from the amazing fossils to bird life, boat models and just about everything else associated with the local area, the staff are also very helpful and there's a nice little cafeteria on site. The park and gardens are well worth a wander round.

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although a bit of a climb from the harbour, this museum rewards its vistor with an interesting insight to whitby and its history. Together with this is an art gallery again depicting some of Whitbys history. Clearly in need of some internal modernisation, this does not detract from the many interesting exhibits. Do allow plenty of time to absorb this... More 

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Kirkham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant museum , so much to see and learn about whitby history , all the family will enjoy this , best museum I have been to

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another must for anyone coming to Whitby. A very warm welcome on arrival. Good place to visit to see bygone days of the old fishing town and history

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant, it hasn't changed. Loved it at the age of 8, it's still great now. Worth a visit, whatever your age.

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you have a couple of hours to spare in Whitby, the museum in Pannet Park is a must. It is full of interesting items, such as rare examples of fossils, a display of Whitby jet jewellery, marine history and natural history. There is also an art gallery on site with different exhibitions running. A proper traditional museum that is... More 

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Sutton in Ashfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We have been visiting Whitby for years and only just found this fantastic Museum in Pannet Park. It was just so interesting we could have stayed for hours. The Park is beautiful too and the Art Gallery is very interesting. Don't miss visiting this it's really worth taking a look at.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

This museum is absolutely perfect for a rainy afternoon. This place has no shortage of objects on display and is an absolute must for anyone interested in fossils or maritime history.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Full of little fascinating pieces, the section on the fossils & jurassic coast is worth a read, not the biggest museum but a little gem & the staff were lovely..

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

From unique specimens of fossils to priceless Whitby jet collections, Captain Cook's sea chest and items from around the globe to stunning wedding dresses, I was absorbed for hours. Cannot recommend enough! I have never seen such an array of miscellaneous but historically important artefacts in one room. This is clearly a much loved museum, and would suggest you leave... More 

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