Whitby Museum Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby, YO21 1RE, United Kingdom | 01947602908 | Website

Venue Description

Whitby Museum is Whitby’s treasure trove! Here you can explore stunning collections of local fossils, natural history, model ships, carved jet, toys, costumes & social history. In fact there’s something for everyone! Our collection of over 80,000 artefacts, donated over 2 centuries is of local, national & international interest. As well as our permanent collection we have special exhibitions:- Our exhibition room has a changing programme of stunning exhibitions; recent exhibitions have included “The Life of St Hilda” & “Whitby and the Cosmos: The Search for Dark Matter”. The costume gallery has a new exhibition each year to highlight differing aspects of the collection; recent exhibitions have included “Piers, Promenades and Picnics”; “From Fancy Shoes to Fishermens Boots: Footwear Through the Ages” and “The Cost of Fashion: The Impact that the Fashion Industry has had on our Environment”. Children will be fascinated by the massive wall mounted marine reptile fossils & everyone is sure to want to see the gruesome Hand of Glory!


The museum has level access to the rear of the building where there is also a car park with 4 spaces for blue badge holders. Please note that there is no other public parking at the venue but roadside parking and pay and display parking is available very close by. The museum is set over three floors with lift access to all. Accessible toilets are situated on all floors. The museum retains a Victorian/Edwardian style and whilst it is wheelchair accessible some larger motorised chairs may struggle between some exhibits.

Accessibility Guide

Accessibility Guide Link: https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/plan-your-visit/disabled-access/

Access Statement

Access Statement Link: https://whitbymuseum.org.uk/plan-your-visit/disabled-access/


The museum is set over three floors with lift access to all. Accessible toilets are situated on all floors.


Our staff will be happy to assist wherever they can.

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  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled Parking
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