Saturday 3 August 2019

Whitby Museum...

I've only just realised that I haven't shown you the photos I took at Easter when we visited the wonderfully quirky Whitby Museum.
It really is like stepping back in time, and I'm sure that this Victorian museum hasn't changed very much at all over the years.
I absolutely love museums, especially the old, creaky kind crammed with glass cabinets of curiosities, (especially ones of the slightly spooky kind!)

An unintentional albatross selfie!

I can't believe that this is an actual genuine narwhal skeleton!

I fell in love with this little mouse!

And this handsome chap...

I'm slightly obsessed with ships in bottles!

The stories behind the exhibits were fascinating.

How amazing is this!

A museum isn't a museum without a spooky doll or two!

This is the star exhibit, the 'hand of glory', an actual hand that had been preserved and was used to help burglars with their mischief! This 'hand of glory' had been in use up to 1820!

If you ever find yourself in Whitby I can heartily recommend a visit, hope you enjoyed our little trip out!
(I also hope that I don't give you any nightmares about dismembered hands or creepy dolls!!!!!)


  1. I love the little mouse (I harbor a secret desire to be a taxidermist) those dolls are creepy though, I would feel superstitious just looking them in the eye!

    1. I have a strange relationship with taxidermy- I love it but Im scared of it too!!!!!
      And the dolls.....I feel exactly the same chuck! x

  2. Thank for the information. We plan to visit the museum when we stay in Yorkshire next month.

    1. OOOO I hope you have a wonderful time, Im sure you'll love it x

  3. There’s some wacky stuff in that museum for sure. My friend has a holiday let cottage on Whitby I will have to ask her if she has been to the museum. I’m sure she will have as she likes the something different and is quite arty too
    Lynn xx

    1. It would be amazing to live in Whitby!
      I love it there so much x


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