Whitby Museum

Pannett Park
YO21 1RE

Opening Times:
Tues - Sun* 9.30 - 4.30
*First Sunday in the month open 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
*Open 9.30 am - 4.30 pm on Bank and local half-term holidays

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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.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01947 602908
Email: keeper@whitbymuseum.org.uk

Learning Programmes:
The museum is a treasure trove of local artefacts, objects, documents, books, maps, photographs, and paintings with interest for Key Stages 2 to 4 plus.  We are keen to make its resources available for educational purposes for investigative, observational, inspirational and research studies across the curriculum.

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).

Local history, James Cook, Natural world, Whaling, Snakestones, Flints, Noah's Ark, Figureheads, Jet Jewellery

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Associated Resources

Ceremonial Adze

Ceremonial Adze

A stone-headed wood-working tool from the Cook Islands Read More »
Sharks Tooth Sword

Sharks Tooth Sword

A weapon known made from coconut palm and sharks teeth Read More »
African Palm Wine Carrier

African Palm Wine Carrier

This beaded gourd from Cameroon would have contained palm wine Read More »
Maori War Canoe

Maori War Canoe

Model of a traditional Pacific Island vessel, or Waka Taua Read More »
Carved Pacific Bird

Carved Pacific Bird

Wooden decoration from Papua New Guinea Read More »
Iroquois Beaded Purse

Iroquois Beaded Purse

Made by Native North Americans for the tourist trade Read More »

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