Whitby Museum, Whitby

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Snake stones, a hangman’s locket, and an authentic hand of glory are just a few of arcane items at Whitby Museum. With a taste for the decidedly obscure, the museum’s collection also includes leeches, a ship’s figurehead, and fine examples of jet jewelry, made popular as mourning jewelry by Queen Victoria. If you have children, stop by the museum office first to request a “treasure map,” which guides the young ones to additional rarities both inside and outside along the museum’s park trail. An on-site cafe features homemade pastries. Work out when and for how long to visit Whitby Museum and other Whitby attractions using our handy Whitby online trip itinerary builder .
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  • Please visit this wonderful local history packed museum free for forces and on £5 for everyone else.  more »
  • Really cute museum. Does not take a super long time to get through. Has stuff from the city and surrounding areas. Fossils were my favorite part!  more »
  • I visited here with my wife who is a wheelchair user. We parked up outside the museum in a small free car park with limited disabled spaces. Car park entrance is on St Hilda’s terrace. Entrance for th...  more »
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  • Amazing amount of items crammed in to the museum. Look out for the hand, and the fantastic display of hand made ships. The staff are friendly and will talk for hours about the contents. It's the sort of place you need to go to more than once to see everthing.
  • Wonderful museum. Crammed full of interesting artifacts, fossils, taxidermy...the list goes on. Something for everyone. Adult admission on 5 pounds, kids free. Fantastic way to spend a couple of hours away from the crowds. Highly recommended.
  • Whitby museum is a great example of a museum that has embraced it's traditional look and feel rather than trying to update with modern decor and interpretation. This results in a museum which is as much worth the visit for the charm of the old display cases as for the objects inside them. There's a lot to see and the £5 admission charge is well worth it in my opinion.
  • Excellent museum. Such a pleasant change to find a proper museum with a great variety of items. We will visit again as there is so much to see. Never change it. It is just what a museum should be. Art gallery is excellent too.
  • Amazing place to visit. Brimming with history
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