Museum of Victorian Science

Museum of Victorian Science

Museum of Victorian Science
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A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet Tubes, Railway Tubes, Jacob's Ladder, telegraph system, early x-ray tubes and many more crackling spark, electric flame laden demonstrations. Showing the education of the young Victorians, using many of the static accessories and rare artefacts, as used by them. We hope your visit here will prove interesting, stimulating and will give an insight into this largely extinct branch of science.
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  • AnnaLintilla
    2 contributions
    What a wonderful afternoon visit
    We had an absolutely gorgeous visit here today! The exhibit itself visibly alone is incredible and Tony’s charismatic and informative demonstrations are the most perfect accompaniment! The half time refreshment with Tony and Pat was also delightful, they are wonderful, warm and very very personable hosts. All in all a phenomenal experience, brilliant value for money and from two truly lovely people too. A total gem in the heart of the Yorkshire coast and very much deserving of all the awards and praise it has received :D 11/10 Highly recommend a visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • Geoff60
    Carlisle, United Kingdom22 contributions
    A fantasticly informative and utterly enjoyable afternoon in wonderful company.
    Can over three hundred 5 star reviews really be correct? Yes they can!! A visit to the Museum of Victorian Science is an incredibly enjoyable and informative experience. See Physics come alive as the sparks fly! Then enjoy a half time interlude with tea and cakes before returning for a truly monstrous finale!! Our hosts Tony and Pat did everything they could to make this a truly unforgetable day. A tremendous day out. A truely unique experience.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 28 March 2023
  • Elisabeth C
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom39 contributions
    Something very different!
    The many reviews say it all. What a great experience. My husband and I in our sixties, plus my daughter and boyfriend in their thirties, all enjoyed the morning we spent at this museum. We learnt a lot and marvelled at the many quirky inventions. Tea and cakes were great too and provided a welcome interlude. Would definitely recommend booking a visit. Ours lasted about two and a half hours in total. Do ask for a seat if that is too long to stand.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 April 2023
  • Ian Dickinson
    United Kingdom3 contributions
    A very entertaining two and a bit hours!
    This was recommended by some friends of ours who had visited a few months earlier and it certainly lived up to expectations. Tony has a very interesting collection of instruments and other technical objects from the era. He demonstrated these, and explained operation with great enthusiasm, and was very happy to answer any questions we had. Half way through the tour we were served with tea and cakes and had a nice chat with his wife Pat. It was great end to our short break in Whitby before the long journey home.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 20 April 2023
  • s0phC0l
    London, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Exceptional and unique experience!
    There is a ‘Bad’ review from ‘Sandra’ from March which absolutely must be referring to somewhere completely different. This experience is like no other. Tony is friendly, welcoming, full of knowledge, buckets of fun and thoroughly engaging. The finale is both hilarious and awe-inspiring. Tony’s gorgeous wife, Pat, provides a fabulous afternoon tea. A truly warm and beautiful couple who make you feel very welcome in their stunningly beautiful home.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Russell C
    1 contribution
    A totally delightful experience!
    This little museum is a real treasure. Tony has collected an amazing amount of Victorian scientific equipment and in two hours or so he demonstrates and explains how things work. This he does with style, wit and enthusiasm. The visit is totally personal (just the two of us) and even includes tea/coffee and delicious cakes served at half-time by Pat and Tony in their kitchen. Anyone with the remotest interest in the history and development of physics in the late 19th and early 20th centuries would really enjoy this experience as did I, a humble research chemist! Tony and Pat are a delightful couple who made us so welcome it felt as though we had known them for years.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 25 July 2023
  • Time machine co... T
    1 contribution
    Unique experience
    Having visited this collection of Victorian scientific equipment, presented with enthusiasm by Anthony, with the first hour given to an interesting and informative introduction to some of the history behind the equipment, clearly explained. Half time provides a choice of drinks and cakes served by Pat And a friendly personal chat around the table before resuming for with some demonstrations of science equipment interjected with some humour. We certainly learnt something from our visit and would recommend to anyone who is looking for something a little different, this is a unique personal experience.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 August 2023
  • christinen673
    Derbyshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Truly amazing and never to be forgotten …
    Wow! What an absolutely delightful museum and presentation by Tony. Tony has an infectious enthusiasm for the inventions and findings of Victorian scientists. He explains it all so well with sufficient detail to ensure everyone understands the theory before the result are shown through his personally designed models and experiments - fantastic! Unique and thoroughly enjoyable. Pat and Tony welcomed us into their home and we left as friends - their hospitality superb - a most delicious tea party all served on beautiful china. We can’t thank you enough for such an awesome experience … we’ll never forget it. Many thanks to both Tony and Pat. Christine, Robert, Denise and David xx
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Gary A
    3 contributions
    Wonderful trip into history
    What an amazing trip. Tony and Pat are the loveliest people you could wish to meet. Tony's knowledge and passion for the science and history made the stories come alive. It was very interesting and a lot of fun. To have tea and cake halfway through and get to know Pat just added to the experience. Would thoroughly recommend to anyone with an enquiring mind.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Rexandscamp
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom35 contributions
    If I could give it six stars, I would
    This is the smallest and best museum I have ever visited! It was a fascinating and exciting experience with demonstrations and stories illustrating some of the most important scientific discoveries of all time. Tony and Pat are a wonderful couple and it was fantastic to meet them. If you get the opportunity, go! Malcolm and Emma
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 November 2023
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Dec 2023 • Couples
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Dec 2023 • Family
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Nov 2023 • Couples
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Chesterfield, UK
Nov 2023 • Couples
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Cambridge, UK
Feb 2023
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