Whitby Museum

'A museum within a museum'

The Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society runs

  • Whitby Museum
  • Library
  • Archives
  • Monthly lectures

The Society was established in 1823 and has around 800 members. It is one of the very few remaining Literary & Philosophical Societies that still runs an independent Museum, the older parts of which are often regarded as a 'Museum within a Museum' and have the atmosphere of an Edwardian Museum.

The extension, opened in 2005, offers a costume gallery, temporary exhibition, lecture (Normanby) room and tearoom facilities.


  • Pannett Park
  • Whitby
  • YO21 1RE