Pannett Park, Whitby

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Enjoy urban tranquility at Pannett Park, built on land purchased by local philanthropist and politician Robert Pannett in 1902. This public park, which includes an art gallery and a museum, is a favorite leisure spot for locals and visitors alike. Set a little time aside for a visit to Whitby Museum, which narrates the city’s fascinating history and displays the famous "Hand of God" (a dried and pickled hand of a man hanged for committing murder). Walk out onto the museum’s terrace to enjoy views of the city and the iconic Whitby Abbey. The park is also noted for its manicured gardens, sprawling green lawns, and wooded areas. Arrange your visit to Pannett Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Whitby using our Whitby day trip planning site .
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  • A lovely place with its own flowerbeds clock. The Whitby museum sits right inside it. The view over Whitby are goo too  more »
  • Panettone Park has been improved since we were last there , it is really lovely for a stroll around or to eat lunch taking in the views. You can then go into the museum to finish a very nice day.  more »
  • Great place to visit. Lovely maintained gardens with fabulous views across Whitby and to the Abbey. Childrens play area near Pannet Museum.  more »
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  • The park is beautiful and the children's play area is fab, but we are here on holiday with our dog, and dogs are not allowed anywhere in the park, not even on a lead. Such a shame that excludes a third of the population from enjoying the park
  • It's a lovely place to walk with your kids especially now they have cleaned up the pond and put fish in and got the fountain running. There is a good play area at the top and loads of squirrels to see and completely free I think there maybe a small admission fee to go in the museum.
  • An excellent museum with lots to see and discover about Whitby. The fossils are particularly good and the 'ship in a bottle' exhibition.
  • Nice place to sit and relax good play area for children nice museum but beware its all on the side of a hill so it can be a bit of a climb but worth taking your time
  • Brilliant Park - has won the Green Flag Award for several years. Always a pleasure to visit. Museum (entrance charged) and cafe in centre of park but phone in advance to check opening times.
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