Whitby Museum was started by local gentlemen in 1823 to preserve the fossils and other interesting artefacts existing in the area. It is owned by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society and run entirely by volunteers from among the society's members.
All year: Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 4.30pm
Last admission 30 mins before closing
Mondays except Bank Holidays
Christmas and New Year
Library closed throughout January
Members of Whitby 'Lit&Phil' free
Permanent residents of Whitby Town free
The Society's library and archives are accessible to the public, but advanced notice of visit would be appreciated. Note that the Library is usually open mornings Tuesday to Friday
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Land Transport, Maritime, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War, World Cultures
Einstein's birthday party
- 12 — 13 March 2014 9:30am-3:30pm
Hands on experiments for infants.
Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society
Whitby Museum, Pannett Park
We will invite every infant class in the area by letter.