Whitby Museum

Established when Whitby's prosperity was at its height, Whitby Museum reflects the interests, talents and story of the town and district for nearly 200 million years. Our eclectic collection of artefacts range from whaling, Whitby Jet, shipping, the voyages of Captain Cook in Whitby ships, costumes, furniture, paintings and coins to sea birds, and their ancestors, the fabulous Jurassic sea reptiles.

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    Whitby Museum is the home of the infamous Hand of Glory, the leech-powered Tempest Prognosticator, the fossil crocodile (now brought to sculptured life in Pannett Park), and much, much more, all displayed in original Victorian cases stuffed with interest and wonder.

    The Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society was established in 1823 and has around 600 members. It is one of the very few remaining Literary and Philosophical Societies that still runs an independent Museum, the older parts of which are often regarded as a "Museum within a Museum" and have an Edwardian atmosphere. The New Wing, opened in 2005 offers a costume gallery, exhibition room, lecture (Normanby) room and tearoom facilities

    Opening Times

    Tuesday - Sunday 9.30 - 4.30 last admission 4.00. Closed Mondays


    Whitby Museum, Pannett Park Whitby, YO21 1RE


    About half a mile from Whitby rail station, set in the stunning award-winning Pannett Park. There is no parking at the venue, except a very limited number of disabled spaces

  • Facilities
    • Accessible by Public Transport
    • Guide Dogs Welcome
    • Disabled Access
    • Off Site Parking
    • Disabled Toilets
    Attraction: Facilities
    • Cafe
    • Shop
    • Toilets
    • Cater for Educational Groups
    • Groups Welcome
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