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Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elly_Newcastle
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Brilliant and thoroughly reccomended. Charming, Fascinating, Quirky and Unique

Where to start? This was a 'one off' birthday treat. My wife and I spent two and a half hours with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ClawsonAlan
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Long Clawson, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 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...More

1  Thank ClawsonAlan
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...More

1  Thank YorkieMW
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...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 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!...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 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...More

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...More

Thank Paul W
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,...More

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Sarah A
Hi. We are coming to Whitby for the week... is the museum suitable for children aged 8 and 11? Thanks
15 April 2017|
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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.
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Emma S
Hi, if we are arriving 6/11/16, will you be open?
17 October 2016|
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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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jeanlT6255KQ
What are the opening times in November
10 October 2016|
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Response from diodeN | Property representative |
We are open at all times,but it is by appointment by phone.
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