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Interesting national trust shop and information centre. Well maintained and makes good use of an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
HatterWilko
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Interesting and informative

This is a small National trust run mini-museum that adds interest to your visit to Robin Hood's Bay... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
jessicawarne
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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Ravenscar signposted off Whitby to Scarborough A171, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hood's Bay, England
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All reviews national trust local history interactive displays worth a visit small gift shop lifeguard station interesting info staff on hand free of charge helpful staff free attraction lovely little place rock pooling clams exhibition bay upstairs
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting national trust shop and information centre. Well maintained and makes good use of an interesting building in a prominent position. Staff friendly as well

Thank HatterWilko
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This is a small National trust run mini-museum that adds interest to your visit to Robin Hood's Bay as it tells you more about the history and sea-life. It's very small so doesn't take long and well worth popping in if you're in the village.

Thank jessicawarne
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We passed this coatsguard station on our Cleveland Way trip - and it was really good to find out about Ravenscar - the village that never was - and then experience it in what was left of the town itself. Just one of a number...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

We love the telephones in the Coastguard station that tell of the history behind the smugglers, the falling cliffs etc. Well worth a visit if you want to learn all about the coastline of Robin Hood's Bay

Thank redfish6
Reviewed 20 June 2018

It is free to visit the coastguard station and they have various objects on display that you can handle. We asked one of the ladies how you could distinguish Whitby Jet from Coal on the beach and she was extremely helpful and showed us what...More

Thank RENEPOPS
Reviewed 13 June 2018

A pretty standard National Trust shop with an interactive display area and friendly staff. The highlight was the living lobster pot display and interpretation - fascinating for all.

Thank Lizaa217
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

We visited the station on a dull day and were surprised how small it was. Only need about 15-30 mins. Interesting info about the local history, geology and fossils with plenty of examples to touch and look at. Great spot here and the beach is...More

Thank badge4jota
Reviewed 25 May 2018

There were interactive displays giving information about the area as well as National Trust information. Worth a visit.

Thank LavenderGirl2014
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The coastguard station is great museum to learn about the local history and how and why it was put there. The great thing about this small museum is that is free of charge. Also it great for both historians and geologist since the museum tells...More

Thank alexadams62
Reviewed 1 May 2018

A small shop is supported with a series of boards explaining local history and a circular tank with types of sea creatures found locally. We stayed in the National Trust cottage 'Boatman's Loft' above the station, and could see that there is also an education...More

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