About Whitby Museum
The museum houses collections from across the North York Moors National Park illustrating examples of the rich history and geology of the National Park from prehistoric times up to the present day.
Our displays include fossil Icthyosaur and plesiosaur from Kettleness, Ice age rhino and Hyena remains from Kirkdale cave, Mesolithic and Neolithic flint and arrow heads, Roman period treasures including coins from the Ugthorpe Hoard, a 13th century iron furnace from Goathland, the Zeplin III dark matter detector and many more.
The museum also features a shipping wing and explorers gallery highlighting Whitby’s seafaring past and collections of Jet and finds from Whitby Abbey excavations.
Our exhibition gallery changes regularly details of current exhibitions can be found on the Whitby museum Website. Activity tables around the museum provide creative opportunities for our young visitors and an eclectic range of exhibits excite curiosity in visitors of all ages including our famous ‘Hand of Glory’.