May News

Fish and Ships Festival

The annual Fish and Ships festival returns to Whitby for Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st of May. To celebrate our seafaring history Whitby Museum is staging a special exhibition of a ‘Pictoral Journey Along Whitby Harbourside in the 1950’s and 60’s’.

There will also be a  fun ‘Fish and Ships’ treasure trail around the museum.  Normal entry fees apply. Whitby residents, children and Lit& Phil members free.

For full details of events across the town click here

The King at Whitby

A chance to see some of Whitby Museum’s collection of Tindale photographs in a very special location. “The King at Whitby – a new exhibition to celebrate the King’s Coronation, at St Mary’s Church, Whitby, by the abbey, and running through May and June. All about the visit of the future King Charles to Whitby on a hot June day, back when he was a young prince in 1978.

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is coming to Whitby 10th-11th June! Be part of this wonderful FREE event by volunteering to help out—head to the fossil festival website for more details and to find out how you can help.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday Talks at the Museum

‘Whitby Muster Rolls’ George Gale talks about the museum collection of Muster Rolls and the fascinating information within them. Wed 10th May 2pm.

‘Sea Songs and Stories from the Chesapeake Bay’ A musical tour of the largest estuary in the USA by singer/songwriter Janie Meneeley, now a resident of Whitby but hailing from Maryland on the shores of Chesapeake Bay. Wed 21st June 2pm.

£2 non-members, members free.

Vacancies at Whitby Museum

Thanks to a Heritage Lottery Funding Whitby Museum are seeking an archivist and an archive development officer for more details please click the links below:

Archive Development Office vacancy

Archivist Vacancy