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

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What’s on: Adventures in Time: The Development of Steampunk

A new exhibition looking at the development of Steampunk and some of the costume influences showcasing modern outfits and original...

Latest news: Library & Archives Blog – Dorothy Ripley inspires our Public History Placement Student

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Our Lasses - Inspirational Women of Whitby

6th February - 1st December 2024 A must-see Whitby Museum exhibition showcasing the remarkable Women of Whitby through the ages.

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. Please note the tea room will be closed on Sunday 10th of March.


  • Wonderful museum in a beautiful setting, a must visit.

    Overall anyone visiting Whitby really needs to give the museum some time, especially as it is based in a beautiful park away from the mainstream crowds. 5 stars

    Telp. Jul 2023.

  • There's an awful lot to See.

    There’s an awful lot of see, it has a very varied and wide selection of exhibits...more subject areas than you can shake a stick at.

    DingDangDO. Feb 2023

  • An excellent guide to the history and people of Whitby

    plenty of old photographs showing Whitby before it became a holiday destination. It took us over two hours to go round and we could easily spent longer.

    ShropshireOldfart Jun 2023

  • Honeymoon museum trip.

    We visited after seeing the Weather machine powered by leeches on a recent episode of QI...The staff are very friendly and you get a lot for a small entry fee.

    AngelaG May 2023

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