Full of amazing treasures

Whitby Museum is unusual and quite wonderful! Revealing the life of our historic coastal town from the Jurassic era to the present day, our collections are fascinating – even quirky. Come and see our fossils, our costumes, our model ships and our curiosities for yourself. Whatever your age, whatever your interests, Whitby Museum is a precious treasure trove.

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Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-4.30 last admission at 4.00

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What’s on: Whitby Weddings: and the bride wore…

This Costume Gallery exhibition looks at wedding attire from the second half of the 20th century. It was inspired by...

Latest news: Snowflakes in July!!

Snowflakes welcome in Whitby Museum. Members of the public are invited to contribute their own snowflakes to Whitby Museum’s current...

Scoresby's Arctic

27 May to 4 December The exhibition was originally planned for 2020 to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the publication of William Scoresby Junior’s ‘An Account of the Arctic Regions’ but was delayed due to the pandemic. Many of Scoresby’s original unpublished drawings and maps from Whitby Museum’s archives are displayed for the first time.

Our Magnificent Collections

From tiny pieces of carved jet to gigantic fossils of marine reptiles Whitby Museum has it all. Find out more about our eclectic artefacts then visit and see them in person.

Museum Tea Room

A visit to Whitby Museum wouldn’t be complete without sampling the delights of the museum tea room. If the weather is fair, enjoy Pannett Park in our new outdoor seating area.


  • A feast for the eyes

    Had a great visit here. Loads to see and a great special exhibition. Definitely worth an hour or two.

    Tim A April 2022

  • One of the best museums anywhere

    This is one of my favourite museums in the world. Small enough that you are not overwhelmed with exhibits but crammed full of such interesting things.

    Lynn R Feb 2022

  • Great little museum

    Museum crammed full with eclectic items with something to interest everyone.

    rosie Norfolk Feb 2022

  • Really interesting museum!

    We look forward to returning as there was too much to see in the couple of hours we were there.

    dp1960 Nov 2021

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