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.
Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00-4.30 last admission at 4.00
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: Tea Room Opening Times
Due to unforeseen circumstances the tea room will be closed from Friday 1st July and reopen on Tuesday 5th July....
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 Many of Scoresby’s original unpublished drawings and maps from Whitby Museum’s archives are displayed for the first time.
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.
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.