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Whitby - Arts & Heritage

Whitby has an abundance of heritage sites, prime amongst which is the superb Benedictine Whitby Abbey, now run by English Heritage. The Abbey has a recently refurbished visitor centre, with plenty to keep the keenest history buff busy.

The town still has a thriving Literary and Philosphical Society, founded in 1823, which runs the fascinating Whitby Museum and is home to many collections including one about the whaling industry, of which Whitby was a world leader in the 18th and 19th centuries. Nearby is the Pannett Art Gallery, with regularly changing exhibitions.

Elsewhere, the town is crammed with fascinating buildings, and shops selling jet jewellery and fossils – did you know that ammonites are, according to legend, snakes turned to stone by St Hilda of Whitby?

Staithes Gallery

Whitby

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

 
 
Pannett Park

Pannett Park Art Gallery & Whitby Museum

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. In the middle of Whitby this park offers a quiet haven with interesting trees and plants, rose garden, play area and ornamental lily pond.

Whitby Glass Ltd. Lucky Duck Shop, Whitby

Whitby Glass Ldt. - Lucky Duck Shop

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Whitby Brewery

Whitby Brewery

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local, craft brewing back to Whitby.

Captain Cook Monument

Captain Cook Memorial Monument

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Bronze Monument of Captain Cook. On the West Cliff over looking the harbour across to the East cliff.

Montage Studio Gallery

Montage Studio Gallery

Whitby (13 miles, 21 km)

Exhibition of high-quality contemporary visual art and crafts, produced by regional, national and international artists.

Famous Flower Folk Club, Whitby

La Rosa Hotel

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Martin Carthy, renowned folk singer, will be headlining the evening, supported by the celebrated young Dales singers Cuthbert and Lydia Noble , as featured in Vogue magazine.

Staithes Studios Gallery

Staithes Studios Gallery

Whitby (9 miles, 14 km)

Staithes Studios Gallery is curated to reflect a passion for the natural, organic and abstract, offering a hand picked range of contemporary fine art, applied craft, art materials and workshops.

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

Whitby (9 miles, 14 km)

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

The Geall Gallery & Artisan Café

Whitby (6 miles, 9 km)

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

Runcible Spoon, Saltburn by the Sea

Runcible Spoon

Whitby (8 miles, 12 km)

Inspired by Edward Lear's Owl and the Pussy Cat, we offer a warm and friendly atmosphere to enjoy art, ceramics and a selection of teas, good coffee, cakes and home cooked hot and cold food.

Bran Stoker Dracula Experience

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

The Dracula Experience is a unique tour through the Dracula story and the connection to Whitby. Using animated scenes, electronic special effects and live actors.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and the crews, the artists and scientists who sailed with him on his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction,Visit England Awards for Excellence

Wheeldale Roman Road

Wheeldale Roman Road

Whitby (7 miles, 12 km)

Mile-long stretch of Roman road still with its hardcore and drainage ditches leading north from the camps at Cawthorn and probably dating to the end of AD1.

St.Mary's Parish Church Whitby

St Mary's Parish Church

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Unique church dating from the 12 century features include three deck pulpit box pews and galleries.

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Trattles and Geall Fine Art

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

Trattles and Geall are based in a historic panelled ship-owners house in the heart of Whitby. At the foot of the Abbeys steps, the gallery has been in situ since the early 1700s.

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Whitby (0 miles, 0 km)

High on a cliff above the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby are the gaunt, imposing remains of Whitby Abbey. Whitby Abbey was recently named Britain’s most romantic ruin.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's On In Whitby

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 16 - Fri 20 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 27 Sep 2016 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Jack

Jack and the Beanstalk - Pantomime 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 21 Jan 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk by Alan P Frayn Directed by & Musical Direction by Chris Wales Choreography by Sue Crossland

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Sing

Sing (PG)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 22 Jan - Wed 22 Feb 2017

Friday 17 February: 6pm Saturday 18 February: 2.30pm Sunday 19 February: 2.30pm Monday 20 February: 2.30pm Tuesday 21 February: 2.30pm Wednesday 22 February: 2.30pm Thursday 23 February: 6pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 23 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 24 Jan 2017

Sunday 22 January: 2.30pm Monday 23 January: 7.30pm Tuesday 24 January: 7.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 28 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Ballerina

Ballerina (U)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 29 Jan 2017

Saturday 28 January: 2.30pm Sunday 29 January: 2.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 30 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 1 Feb 2017

Monday 30 January: 2.30pm Tuesday 31 January: 7.30pm Wednesday 1 February: 7.30pm

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 4 Feb 2017

Welcome to the very first dedicated Whitby Steampunk Weekend Event which will be held at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017.

Whitby Steampunk Weekend

Whitby Steampunk Weekend 2017

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 5 Feb 2017

Welcome to the very first dedicated Whitby Steampunk Weekend Event which will be held at Whitby Pavilion on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2017.

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 7 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 10 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

La La Land

La La Land (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 11 Feb 2017

Saturday 11 February: 7.30pm Sunday 12 February: 2.30pm Thursday 16 February: 7.30pm

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Friday 10 February: 7.30pm Saturday 11 February: 2.30pm Sunday 12 February: 7.30pm

La La Land

La La Land (12a)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 12 Feb 2017

Saturday 11 February: 7.30pm Sunday 12 February: 2.30pm Thursday 16 February: 7.30pm

Circus of Horrors

The Circus of Horrors: The Never-Ending Nightmare

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 13 Feb 2017

The Circus of Horrors celebrates its 21st anniversary as it takes to the road with its latest incarnation “The Never-ending Nightmare”. The spectacular features an amazing amalgamation of bizarre, brave & beautiful acts all woven into a Ali

Silence

Silence (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 14 Feb 2017

Tuesday 14 February: 7.30pm Wednesday 15 February: 7.30pm Thursday 16 February: 2.30pm

Ray Kirk

Tea Dances with Ray Kirk

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 14 Feb 2017

We invite you to put on your dancing shoes and dance the afternoon away in the wonderful surroundings of The Northern Lights Suite.

Silence

Silence (15)

Whitby (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 15 Feb 2017

Tuesday 14 February: 7.30pm Wednesday 15 February: 7.30pm Thursday 16 February: 2.30pm