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Whitby Art, Culture and History

Whitby is a town filled with history and is the perfect place to explore!

 

Recently named Britain’s Most Romantic Ruin, Whitby Abbey is a MUST SEE attraction. Famous for its Gothic atmosphere, it is the perfect stage to host the tale of Dracula!

 

Learn more about Whitby’s history and head to Whitby Museum and discover the amazing treasures it has to hold. Or sail on over to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum and learn where the Famous James Cook came to serve his apprenticeship.

 

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery is also a great place to visit; set in the tranquil gardens of Pannett Park it’s the perfect setting to enjoy a beautiful painting or two.

 

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Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

St Annes Staith, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PY (0 miles, 1 km)

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Grape Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4BA (0 miles, 0 km)

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now

Pannett Park Art Gallery

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE (0 miles, 0 km)

Art gallery within Whitby beautiful pannett park. Displays various exhibitions of local and international artists.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Pannett Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE (0 miles, 0 km)

Whitby Museum is an independent Museum founded in 1823 and run by Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society.

Whitby Brewery

Whitby Brewery

Abbey Farm, East Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JR (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.

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Front Street, Grosmont, North Yorkshire, YO22 5QE (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.

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Whale Bone Arch

Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HA (0 miles, 1 km)

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH (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.

Shepherds Hall Tea Rooms

Shepherds Hall

Lealholm, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2AQ (9 miles, 14 km)

Home - made soup, sandwiches, jacket potatoes, paninis and toasted sandwiches, home-made cakes and scones. Afternoon tea served on china cake stands.

Old Coastguard Station, Robin Hoods Bay

Old Coastguard Station

The Dock, Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4SJ (5 miles, 8 km)

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey

Whitby Abbey, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT (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.

Whitby Glass Ltd. Lucky Duck Shop, Whitby

Whitby Glass Ltd. - Lucky Duck Shop

9 Sandgate, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4DB (0 miles, 0 km)

Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

Ravenscar Coastal Centre

Yorkshire Coast, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (8 miles, 12 km)

At first glance the stunning views on the Yorkshire Coast seem like a rugged natural landscape created by time and tide. In fact, human history is as significant as natural history in the shaping of this beautiful coastline.

Bran Stoker Dracula Experience

The Bram Stoker Dracula Experience

Marine Parade, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3PR (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.

Emma Stothard Sculpture

Emma Stothard Sculpture

5A, Enterprise Way, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4NH (1 miles, 2 km)

“Emma’s work fits perfectly with the concept of Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is all about creating beauty, fun and art de vivre in our treasured private garden oasis.” Raymond Blanc OBE

Runcible Spoon

Runcible Spoon

16 High Street, Hinderwell, Saltburn-by-The-Sea, Cleveland, TS13 5JH (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.