February Museum News

What’s New?

The museum has now re-opened with lots of improvements and new exhibitions. In the main gallery lighting has been improved in many of the cases which greatly enhances the look of the objects. A substantial reworking of one of the natural history cases shows the native birds in a new light  while a new display of ceramics painted by volunteers and staff picks out the connection between people and the collection.

The Team have created new exhibitions celebrating the  2023 bicentenary including:-

’200 years of Fashion’ in the Costume Gallery—looking at how fashion tastes have changed since the foundation of Whitby museum.

‘200 years of collecting’ in our exhibition gallery— A look at which objects have come into the collection by decade and Including the film ‘The Department of Miscellaneous Curiosities’ by Anne  Dodsworth, documenting the work of the museum and the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society.

A display of events in Whitby by decade is backed up by a selection of documents and artefacts from the library archive and gives an interesting look back at how times have changed.

New Doors

New automatic doors have been installed at the accessible rear entrance as part of our ongoing access improvements.

‘Something’ll Happen By Friday’

Whitby Museum is hosting a film screening on Thursday the 23rd February of ’Something’ll Happen by Friday’ a film detailing a day in the life of the Whitby Gazette in conjunction with Yorkshire Film Archive and with a talk by Jon Stokoe, former editor of the Whitby Gazette.  A must-see event!  Tickets must be booked online in advance. See our website for details.

Something’ll Happen by Friday