20 Best Museums and Art Galleries In Whitby Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Museums and Art Galleries In Whitby

We've rounded up the best museums and art galleries in Whitby in our quest to discover brilliant family attractions and places to visit near you. There are 35 Whitby museums and art galleries to pick from.Alternatively, why not explore some other sightseeing days out nearby, including tourist attractions. Find the perfect places to go with your kids and get out on your next adventure!

All the museums and art galleries we list are rated according to the ages they are suitable for, facilities and whether they are suitable for rainy days or best when the sun is shining.

Many of the places we list are historic or educational in nature and would be suitable for class trips or as ways to keep the learning up whilst having fun over the school holidays.

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Exhibition room at Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

  • Whitby
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Whitby Museum has something for all ages with collections covering the Natural World, Social History, Textiles and Art, Whaling, and local history. T...

Model ship and painting at Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Captain Cook Memorial Museum The Museum is housed in an historic 17th century building on the harbourside Walker's House where the young James Cook l...

Outside view of Old Coastguard Station in Whitby

Old Coastguard Station

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Old Coastguard Station offers hands on models and colourful displays to help you find out what makes this part of the North Yorkshire Coast so sp...

Scientific observation at Museum of Victorian Science in Whitby

Museum of Victorian Science

  • Whitby
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Museum of Victorian Science offers an experience that started with a guide around the jam packed shelves, with demonstrations of some of the more int...

Boy lights candle at Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum in Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

  • Saltburn-by-the-Sea
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum is the only known mining museum built on the actual site of a former ironstone mine, so you can be sure these folks...

Families at Rotunda Museum in Scarborough

Rotunda Museum4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Scarborough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Step into the history of Scarborough at the Rotunda Museum. Spread over two floors, this museum opened in 1829 and was one of the first purpose built...

Entrance to Beck Isle Museum in Pickering

Beck Isle Museum

  • Pickering
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Beck Isle Museum is a beautiful Grade II* listed museum in the small market town of Pickering. It’s dedicated entirely to local history and there’s c...

Merry Go Round at The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

  • Scarborough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

The Scarborough Fair Collection has some quality vintage items that have been restored to full working order. The ever growing collection has quite a...

Exhibition at Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum in Great Ayton

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

  • Great Ayton
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Having been awarded a Lottery Grant in 2012 the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum has been completely modernised and now features interactive displays a...

Poppy field at Eden Camp in Malton

Eden Camp5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Malton
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

A visit to this unique and multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum, Eden Camp, is both entertaining and educational, and will appeal to all a...

Outside view of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art offers a fascinating free day out for the family, with something for everyone. mima has a family programme whic...

Outside view of Dorman Museum in Middlesbrough

Dorman Museum

  • Middlesbrough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

With 8 permanent galleries and another 2 temporary ones you can be sure there's plenty to see and do at the Dorman Museum! The permanent exhibitions...

Ship at HMS Trincomalee 1817 in Hartlepool

HMS Trincomalee 1817

  • Hartlepool
  • Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

HMS Trincomalee is the oldest British warship afloat built in Bombay in 1817! It represents the pinnacle of the ship restorer's craft (with thanks al...

Soldier at Hartlepools Maritime Experience

Hartlepools Maritime Experience

  • Hartlepool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Hartlepool's Maritime Experience is the North East's premier maritime attraction. Children will love entering our mari-time machine to experience lif...

Family at Preston Park and Museum in Stockton on Tees

Preston Park and Museum

  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Set amongst 100 acres of beautiful parkland overlooking the River Tees, Preston Park Museum and Grounds offers an exciting and enjoyable day out for...

Staff and kids looking at fish at The Living Seas Centre in Flamborough

The Living Seas Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Flamborough
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Discover Yorkshire’s hidden marine and coastal wildlife and set off on a deep sea adventure at Living Seas Centre. Set sail on a safari boat trip a...

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum

  • Darlington
  • Indoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Step back in time and journey through British railway history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum. Find out what Victorian Darlington - the...

People digging at Yorkshire Museum of Farming in York

Yorkshire Museum of Farming

  • York
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Yorkshire Museum of Farming is a great family attraction located in the 16 acre rural setting of Murton Park just outside York that covers the divers...

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

DIG: An Archaeological Adventure is a unique hands-on experience that will allow your little explorers to truly feel the thrill of archaeological dis...

People looking around at Yorks Chocolate Story

York's Chocolate Story5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(2)

  • York
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

While other British cities were built on steel, coal or wool, York’s history is somewhat sweeter as you’ll discover at York’s Chocolate Story. Discov...

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