Treasures of Whitby

Our independent Victorian museum is full of amazing treasures.  Here you can explore stunning collections of local fossils, natural history, model ships, carved jet, toys, costumes and social history.  There are artifacts of the famous whaling family, the Scoresbys and also the explorer Captain Cook.

Located in the stunning setting of Pannett Park, the entrance to Whitby Museum is from St. Hilda’s Terrace, through the Pannett Art Gallery.

The Museum was founded in 1823 by the Whitby Literary and Phylosophical Society, who still run it today.  An important part of the museum is the ‘Lit & Phil’ Library and Archives which contains books and other sources of information on many aspects of local and family history of the Whitby area.