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Whitby Museum

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Exhibition room at Whitby Museum

Attraction Information

Whitby Museum has something for all ages with collections covering the Natural World, Social History, Textiles and Art, Whaling, and local history.
The Cabinet of Curiosities, or Ripley Cabinet, has numerous drawers to investigate the eclectic contents. If you like strange stuff, you should also see the Hand of Glory and the Tempest Prognosticator in the Special Collection.
If you are feeling adventurous, try out the free Museum trail, which will take you on a voyage of discovery and has questions to answer.
There is a great collection of fossils, which goes well with the Jurassic garden. A free leaflet for this too, just ask the friendly custodian.
You will also get the chance to find out about Captain James Cooke and world cultures in the overseas collection, plus you will want to take a look at the sailing exhibition, which has some excellent model ships, including one made of bones by French prisoners of war.

Opening hours

Tuesday to Sunday 09:30 to 16:00



Pannett Park,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 1RE,

Phone number

01947 602908


Adult: £5.00


Kids: Free 

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