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Whitby Museum is an independent museum in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, run by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a learned society and registered charity, established in 1823. It is located in a building opened in 1931 in Pannett Park, Whitby, which also contains the Society's Library and Archive.
The museum contains a wide range of material relating to the history of Whitby, and has specialist collections relating to:
Jurassic fossils, in particular ammonites and marine reptiles
Captain James Cook and HM Bark Endeavour
Whitby's whaling industry.The museum also contains a Hand of Glory, the dried and pickled hand of a hanged man, said to have magical powers.
RNLI Lifeboat museum Reviews
We popped in as we like to support the RNLI and found it to be excellent and most informative. Well worth a visit and a great cause as well more »
We are supporters of the RNLI and unfortunately the museum in Feb,was open sat and Sunday only,therefore we did t get to go in and was Dissapointed,our break was till sat am,as we were meeting family.... more »
Very interesting little museum, free to enter but always worth a donation for such a good cause. Staff were extremely friendly and explained to my son and I about the different vessels in some detail
We always support the little Museum and Shop here in Whitby, such a great heritage for the lifeboats here in the town. museum is great, offering a glimpse to how it used to be done (lots of rowing) and the shop has loads of bits and bobs to support the work that the lifeboats do. we did pick up some RNLI wellies today, which make my lad look like a real bobby dazzler.
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