Winning Poem

During the first lockdown we asked you to send us poems inspired by Whitby Museum. We received some amazing entries.

The winning entry was submitted by Rachel Hutchinson and is entitled simply Whitby Museum.

Whitby museum.
Where white pillars stand tall.
Inside an Ichthyosaurus covers the wall.
Years of history and stories untold.
Standing deep in the park at 89 years old.
Walk inside and be transported out to sea.
From captain James to William Scoresby.
Thrashing waves and ships wrecked on the sand.
Walk through the hall to see the glorious hand!
Cabinets of Whitby jet, let’s play chess.
On looks the lady in her Victorian dress.
The beautiful globe is the star of the show.
Thousands of places but nowhere to go.
Fossil after fossil and animal filled glass.
Thousands of visitors over the years will pass.
If only the items inside could speak
Watching the world go by week after week.
Frank Meadows pictures captured the street.
The herring girls working with baskets at their feet.
The children’s laughter will never be gone.
With Whitby museum, the history lives on.

Unfortunately, as we are now closed until February 2021 Rachel will have to wait a little longer to receive her prize. We’re sure you would like to join us in congratulating Rachel and all those who entered.