April Museum News

Caroline Hawley to visit Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum will be hosting Caroline Hawley of TV’s Bargain Hunt and Flog It! on Saturday 8th April at 2pm. Come along to hear Caroline’s tales of being an auctioneer and TV presenter. Bring along an item to be valued in the valuation session to follow the talk. Don’t miss this special event—bookin essential, tickets available via Eventbrite. click here to book or call in for more  details. Tickets £5 to non-members and Free to members of Whitby Lit&Phil.


Museum Closure

The museum will be closing for an eight day period between the  24th April and the 1st of  May for urgent building works.

Unfortunately these works require both the museum and tea rooms to close for the duration. We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause.

Women of Whitby

In 2024 Whitby Museum will be celebrating the   Women of Whitby in a special exhibition designed to showcase some of the wonderful women from Whitby past and present. We are looking for nominations of women to include in the exhibition— from Abbess Hild up to Beth Mead—we want your ideas and nominations! They could be famous, infamous, overlooked, an un-sung hero. Send your suggestions and any information you have about your nominated women to Sarah at Not all entries will make it into the exhibition but all will be considered.

Tea Room

The tea room is open from 10am until 3:30 pm, Tuesday—Sunday. Call in for a delicious range of cakes, snacks and light bites and drinks.  If you only wish to visit the tea room you can say so at the desk for free entry to the café.