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654 – Whitby Museum

30 Jul , 2014  

Whitby

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Whitby

Catch a very crowded X93 bus from Scarborough to Whitby at 9.45am (there is an altercation on the bus!), so very relieved to finally arrive in Whitby at 11.0am. Enjoy a drink and Yorkshire cheese board in the lovely Black Horse pub in the old part of the town near the market and at the bottom of the 199 steps. After exploring the  old part of the town, including a walk along the southern jetty, we head over the swing bridge and up to the town’s museum in the very pretty Pannett Park. It is well worth the £5 each; the curator gives a very entertaining summary of the museum’s collections. These are a lovely mix, the museum being stuffed full of various items,  still displayed in glass cases with hand written labels; it is a real joy with a lovely atmosphere. The fossils especially are spectacular, all found within a 10 mile radius of Whitby, including the skeleton of a crocodile. There is a good selection of jet items, archaeological remains (a lot of flint, also some cup and ring stones), a wind dedicated to Captain Cook, a shipping wing full of model ships, a grusome “Hand of Glory” (mummified hand of a hanged man), a special exhibition on the 1914 bombardment of the town and two art galleries displaying local paintings. Increasingly  sunny after a mediocre pub linch, we walk along the beach north of the town and then catch the return bus at 4.06 – get a seat this time! Really enjoyed the museum, but Whitby was very busy. Nice to see something new in Whitby.

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