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Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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A Wonderful Museum!

An absolute gem of a place! I have never had the slightest interest in anything to do with science... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
janiep311
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Uniquely charming experience

Tony gave us an enchanting 2 hours or more of science history using practical demonstrations... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Simon B
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Southport, United Kingdom
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A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science.
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Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
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+44 1947 897440
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An absolute gem of a place! I have never had the slightest interest in anything to do with science before but I was persuaded to visit this museum by a family member. I am so glad I went! Tony presents everything in an informative and...More

1  Thank janiep311
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Tony gave us an enchanting 2 hours or more of science history using practical demonstrations, slides and hands-on experiments. Pat was a lovely host, providing tea and cakes in the refreshment interval. Their enthusiasm and warmth really made for a delightful afternoon. Thanks very much.

1  Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Science with a little theatre. My second visit. This time with friends and family. Hadn't realised how much I had forgotten. But no one forgets tea and cake with Pat and the fine China set. Excellent day. You may be asked to help with the...More

1  Thank LS252LQ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Whitby for a full week from Arizona. Heeding the website's advice to book several days in advance, we called the day we arrived in Whitby for seven days. Alas, nothing was available for over two weeks. I mentioned we were visiting from...More

2  Thank saratojo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic morning in the company of Tony & Pat. Tony is full of information and his display of gadgets is amazing. Whether you are a science buff or not Tony brings the subject of physics to life. The finale is truly brilliant....More

1  Thank bigladrob
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have twin sixteen (16) year old boys. We had an informative and exciting experience! I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys learning something new in a fun way. The boys left with a renewed sense of exploration. I left with a few tips...More

1  Thank beverlykurk241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting and brilliant place to visit with some very good scientific equipment and superb demonstrations. At half time you even get a nice break with tea and cake. We had a fantastic 4 hours. Thank you.

3  Thank Rodney B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Visited in January (2 couples) Read the reviews and the visit more than met expectations. Tony was so passionate and informative about his interactive collection of fabulous exhibits and machines. Fascinating 2 hours which included tea, cakes and a chat with Tony and his lovely...More

2  Thank helengraham
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This was a unique and memorable experience. The time passed so quickly - we will have to visit again! We owe so much to these Victorian scientists and Tony brought it all alive. He has spent a lifetime collecting and creating these wonderful machines and...More

2  Thank G Z
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

An absolutely fascinating tour through the history and scientific theory behind some truly wonderful antique instruments, packed into an Aladdin's cave of treasures. The warm welcome by Tony and Pat is a not to be forgotten experience and difficult to describe just how unique it...More

4  Thank AmyRJ
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Pete R
24 April 2018|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
No idea, but I doubt it. Best ring the owner to check.
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mrsbellamy14
2 April 2018|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
All queries or questions are answered by telephone, as stated on the website. Please ring in UK, 01947 897440.
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madm00se
14 November 2017|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
This is not your usual museum. This is a 'one to one' presentation by the owner, in a confined space surrounded by a large number of unique and often delicate instruments. Many under 16 year olds couldn't be trusted to stand... More
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