What we offer schools

WHITBY MUSEUM is a treasure trove of local artefacts, objects, documents, books, maps, photographs, and paintings with interest for all Key Stages.We are keen to make its resources available for educational purposes for investigative, observational, inspirational and research studies across the curriculum.

As well as the Library containing the archives, the main displays are Fossils, Geology, Whitby Jet, Costume, Natural History, James Cook, William Scoresby, Ethnography, Archaeology, Shipping, Social Trade, Domestic and Education, Bygones, Toys, The Abbey, Military, Coins plus a Temporary Exhibition on a variety of themes which change several times a year. All in all we have well over 80,000 interesting items to look at.

We offer to work with teachers across all Key Stages and ages to make a more in-depth or broader study of their particular topic or research (resources permitting).

We welcome well supervised school parties who have a clear goal for their visit. Recommended maximum of 70 students with 1 adult to 8 students.

All trips should be booked by TELEPHONE, in advance. Guidelines for a Successful School Visit and booking form. To help teachers prepare their risk assessment then it may be useful to consult our field trip risk assessment document.

An EDUCATION RESOURCE PACK is available in advance to teachers @ £6.50 (£10.00 by post).

LOAN BOXES are available to local schools on Victorian Social History. Please telephone to book these.

Occasional COMPETITIONS are organised for local schools with prizes for winners. Details will be sent out.