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Robin Hood's Bay Museum

Robin Hood's Bay MuseumRobin Hood's Bay Museum

Situated in the old Coroner's Room and Mortuary, the museum may only have three rooms but a lot of interest is crammed in to this small space, all concerned with this special part of the National Park.

Displays about fishing and shipping in Bay include details of some of the many shipwrecks and rescues that have occurred here. Artefacts include items from the last lifeboat to be stationed in Robin Hood's Bay. Old photographs of Bay are displayed.

Smuggling was once a flourishing activity in the village. Read about who was involved, what was smuggled and see what contraband you can discover hidden about the person of the old fisherwife!

Upstairs there are displays about the local friendly societies and the original banner of the Robin Hood and Little John Friendly Society. In the old Mortuary are artefacts depicting life in and around the village over the centuries 'From the Cradle to the Grave'.


There is no road to the museum, pedestrian access only. The nearest car park (Bank Top) is c.600 yards away and access is down a 1:3 hill and along a gently inclined flag path with shallow steps.

There is one step up into the museum and internal stairs to the upper room. The nearest toilets are near the car park and in the lower village.

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