Whitby Museum has been described as “A Museum of Treasures”. It was founded in 1823 by the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society whose members still run it today for the benefit of its members, local community and visitors of all ages. We are approaching our bi-centenary – 200 years – which is an amazing achievement.
As an entirely Independent Museum we receive no funding from national or local government and rely on donations from some very generous individuals and the commitment and hard work of dedicated volunteers to keep this fascinating and important local Museum open.
So that the Museum can survive and thrive, we are launching this scheme to make sure that by the time we reach our landmark year, 2023, we are on a sound financial footing and can safeguard this fantastic local institution for years to come.
Being a Patron, Friend or Corporate Partner is a fantastic way to show how much you care about the remarkable and unique heritage that can be found reflected in the collections within Whitby Museum. In return, you will be able to enjoy a range of exclusive benefits and the knowledge that you have helped secure the future of this remarkable Museum.
We hope you will consider joining this special group of donors and this information is designed to give you an outline of the ways in which you can support us. Thank you for your interest in Whitby Museum, with your help we can secure its future.