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Museum of Victorian Science

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Address: Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
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+44 1947 897440
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A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet...

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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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 items is unbelievable and I learnt so much in the time I was there. I don't have a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 at all!) but Tony was so engaging and his hands-on presentation was brilliant. The hospitality... More 

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Long Clawson, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 the somewhat distant, potentially complex, often hidden science that surrounds us today, but science from... More 

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1 Thank ClawsonAlan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 enthusiastic presenter and really knows his subject. What he hasn't got in his collection isn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 got so much out of our visit. His enthusiasm is infectious, and I learnt so... More 

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1 Thank Claire C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

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 middle for refreshments. Do yourself a favour and a pay a visit if you are... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 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. Thank you

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Thank Tracey H
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Reviewed 15 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 wife Pat were just lovely hosts with a cup of tea and biscuits halfway through... More 

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Thank Karen M
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank Anny B
diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

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! Sincerely, Pat and Tony. More 

yorkshire
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Reviewed 24 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 enjoyed at school) and for the early experiments that are the foundations of modern technology,... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

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 it. Again, a million thankyou's. Pat and Tony. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Tony's museum is absolutely amazing. As an electrical engineer I found the whole experience fascinating.My partner, who knows very little about the subject also found the 2 hour demonstration to be quirky and unique. As we entered, it felt like being in a tardis going back in time. Tony has a great sense of humour and is an extremely knowledgable... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Thank you Paul, I have just caught your review. I know our place is out in the "Sticks", so it pleases us both that you found the drive here worth the effort. I think your visit coincided with hurricane "Doris". Our sign nearly flew away, I found it dangling on one hook!. Physics can sometimes be very difficult to grasp... More 

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