September Museum News

September Museum News

Fish and Ships Festival September 24th –25th

Whitby Museum is pleased to be taking part in the 2022 Fish and Ships Festival. Across the town there will be stalls, cookery exhibitions, tours and children’s activities. Whitby Museum will be screening the John Tindale film ‘You’ll Never Tame the Sea’ and displaying the mini exhibition on Dora Walker and Fishing in Whitby in the Normanby Room.

Tea Room Update

At the beginning of September we said a sad farewell to Pippa at the Museum Tea Room.  After five years at the Tea Room, Pippa is leaving to take a new role at the Whitby Hamper Shop—we wish her every success in her new role.

We are pleased to welcome Hannah and team to the Tea Room. The Tea Room is serving delicious light bites, cakes and drinks with new extended opening Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 3:30pm with take away options available. Pop in and say hello if you are passing.


Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society is always looking to welcome new members, benefits include access to the Reference Library, a copy of the glossy annual report and free admission to the museum. In order to join new members will either need the signatures of two existing members or to provide two character references. Joining fee is currently set at £25 per year.

Application forms are available at the reception desk in the museum or our website. Further information and the downloadable application form can be found on the website at

Exhibition “Scoresby’s Arctic”

The exhibition includes a rare chance to see William Scoresby Junior’s original snowflake drawings, which are too fragile for regular display. The exhibition also features whaling as well as Scoresby’s ground-breaking scientific work in biology, physics and geography, putting it in the context of his time but also comparing past and present. The exhibition runs until the 4th of December.

Pannett Art Gallery

The current exhibition in Pannett Art Gallery is ‘One Small Step’ an environmentally themed open exhibition which will run until the 9th October when it will be replaced by the work of the Fylingdales Group of artists.