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Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
+44 1947 602908
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Fantastic museum worth a visit.

Fantastic museum hidden away in Pannet Park. Excellent range of exhibits and curios detailing not... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
Roy R
Great little museum

This museum is like a tardis. Packed with interesting information mainly about Whitby but captain... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
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Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Fantastic museum hidden away in Pannet Park. Excellent range of exhibits and curios detailing not only local but also national and International history.

Thank Roy R
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

This museum is like a tardis. Packed with interesting information mainly about Whitby but captain Cooks travells are also well documented. The fossils of the incredibly large prehistoric sea life were fascinating as were the fighting clubs of the islands of the south seas Fiji...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your kind review. There is always some little interesting fact to find with each visit.

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Visited this on a sunny afternoon after fossil-collecting along the west cliff face. The museum contains fantastic specimens of smaller and larger fossils, particularly ammonites, including the hildoceras, named after an abbess of Whitby, and belemnites. These are plentiful on the beaches at Whitby. The...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit & particularly our fascinating fossil collection. We are hoping to have a tea room up & running soon.

Reviewed 23 April 2017

So worth a visit, full of fascinating stuff and interesting stories. I adore the tempest prognosticator, it's a piece of mad genius. There's a hand of glory and fossilized dinosaurs, what more could you want?

Thank annetteuk10
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review. The tempest prognosticator is definitely an item not to be missed!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Brilliant, I loved every moment of looking around here. A lot of stuff to look at and a lot of information. Got a lovely little fossil book at the gift shop too. Very cheap 1-2 hours but easily could spend more time there.

Thank Lewis C
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Such a vast collection of, well alsorts really!! Almost too much to take in in one visit. Very sweet ladies who work there too!! Easter trail was fun.

Thank Rebeka O
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

I love this museum that has something for everyone. See paintings from the Staithes Group artists; brilliant fossil samples found locally; learn about local maritime history and whaling in Whitby along with information on James Cook... and best of all...see the withered hand! A great...More

Thank Jane B
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review

Reviewed 18 April 2017

Have visited this museum several times over the years and we love the old fashioned feel of it - so many varied objects crammed somewhat randomly into the space, making it ideal just to nose around and focus on random exhibits, whether they be fossils,...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

We're so pleased that you continue to enjoy your visits to our museum.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

The Museum, set within the beautiful Pannett Park, has the most amazing collection of Jurassic period fossils - the real things - all collected within a ten mile radius of Whitby. It is of world class importance and should be a definite date if you...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Interesting museum with lots of good paintings. Only small but worth a visit. The grounds even in the cold weather was lovely to look at. Also a very good child playground in the grounds.

Thank Barbara H
Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017
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So glad you enjoyed your visit.

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loulubella
Are you dog welcome??
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.
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Mark B
Is this museum wheelchair accessible?
9 September 2015|
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Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it i, through the door at the car park. Use the buzzer and they will open the door.
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Michaelaxo
Is admission really just £5? 😱
5 August 2015|
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Response from TravelswithMum |
Yes it is, and only £4 for older persons. Children under 16 are free.
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