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Whitby Museum

Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
+44 1947 602908
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Fascinating museum and gallery

The museum is much bigger than might be expected in a town the size of Whitby, and it is packed... read more

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BHayes55
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Somerset, UK
Eclectic Excellence

We missed this last year when we visited Whitby. This year we walked down from the Metropole where... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
saratojo
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Striving to preserve an Edwardian atmosphere, this museum houses a variety of general collections.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“model ships” (32 reviews)
“pannett park” (49 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (15 reviews)
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Pannet Park, Whitby YO21 1RE, England
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+44 1947 602908
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"model ships"
in 32 reviews
"pannett park"
in 49 reviews
"stuffed animals"
in 15 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 75 reviews
"fossil collection"
in 10 reviews
"mummified hand"
in 8 reviews
"natural history"
in 12 reviews
"eclectic collection"
in 8 reviews
"packed full"
in 14 reviews
"treasure trove"
in 13 reviews
"rainy day"
in 28 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 18 reviews
"dolls houses"
in 7 reviews
"glass cases"
in 10 reviews
"whitby jet"
in 32 reviews
"on display"
in 25 reviews
"captain cook"
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Reviewed yesterday

The museum is much bigger than might be expected in a town the size of Whitby, and it is packed with exhibits and paintings. It has an outstanding fossil collection, lots of information on local geology, a huge amount about ships and seafaring (including Captain...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We missed this last year when we visited Whitby. This year we walked down from the Metropole where we were staying to enjoy Pannett Park and the Museum. The museum is relatively small, but filled with wonders of almost every conceivable sort. The ship models...More

Thank saratojo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like museums used to be absolutely packed with all sorts of things, No 'interpretation', no buttons to push, no pandering to the lowest common denominator just lots and lots to look at, All absolutely wonderful, lets hope if stays as it is

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With my daughter interest in palentology we wanted to visit. We had heard some negative reviews but decided on a quick visit anyway. The reviews couldn't have been further from the truth. We spent well over a hour looking round, and would have been there...More

Thank Phill W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying across the road from Pannet Park and decided to take in the Gallery and Museum, what a revelation, great artwork from the Staithes Group and local artists, the real gem, however, is the museum. Original fossils, specimens from Cooks voyages, social history,...More

Thank Eric Mark W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a Saturday morning and spent a couple of hours browsing the displays. It has a very eclectic mix of items which should be enough to satisfy anyone. If we lived in the area we would visit regularly as one visit...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. As you say lighting levels do need to be closely monitored for protection of the collection but we take your comments on board.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the museum on a beautiful Sunday morning. It's set in Pannett Park, which is a lovely place, and worth a visit in its own right, Once in the museum, we were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff. We were a bit pushed for time,...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your excellent review & thank you also to Dr Crank for recommending us. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit to learn about local history and the contribution Whitby has made - from prehistoric times to modern day.

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute little gem and well worth a visit it has something for everyone from prehistoric geology to the artefacts of the present , we got list in there for hours and down stairs is another little gem of a clothing exhibition a lot of history...More

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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, please make sure you make use of your annual pass & visit us again.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

A lovely little museum, with welcoming staff, set in a beautiful little park. There are a very wide range of exhibits - including the "hand of glory." (Rather macabre!) There are lots of different things to see, beautifully presented. The fossils are brilliant - and...More

Thank cathie22016
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Operations M, Manager at Whitby Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review.

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Linda M
16 May 2018|
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Response from gazken1981 | Reviewed this property |
There is a small car park to the rear of the museum. You can access it from St Hilda’s terrace into the park. Hope this helps.
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loulubella
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
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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