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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 .
Whitby Museum Reviews
Found this museum via a friend. What a find a very interesting place something to entertain everyone from children to adults. We spent two hours here and will return as your ticket lasts a year. more »
This museum is set in a beautiful park and we were so pleased to visit it. The tea shop was lovely and we had delicious light lunches. We explored some of the museum - the Cosmos exhibition was brilli... more »
Fantastic museum, only £5 adult entry. Well laid out, there's not much interactive stuff for kids but loads for adults to look at and learn from. Whitby is a very special place and it's all demonstrated here.
Wow what a museum set in a lovely park with views of the Abbey in the distance and it's huge inside with so much to see and not just about Whitby. The tea room is delightful and such friendly staff. It's an all day of a job so make sure you have plenty of time!!
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