W. Hamond Museum of Whitby Jet

W. Hamond Museum of Whitby Jet

W. Hamond Museum of Whitby Jet
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Vivienne R
London, UK58 contributions
Aug 2023
Okay, for a free museum that is literally a walk around about four display cases, this was very interesting. It gave a history of jet working locally, with lots of large (mainly Victorian) jet jewellery pieces on display, and even a huge chunk of jet in the main cafe area. Definitely worth a visit given it doesn’t cost anything
Written 25 August 2023
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Joasi23
South Yorkshire, UK1,387 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Usually walk past but curiosity about the displays and restaurant pulled us in . Only needs about ten minutes unless you are an avid fan of jet, but we were very impressed with the information provided on a lot of the historical pieces. Restaurant has been pencilled in for the next visit as the menu read very well.
Written 27 March 2023
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Bluebeard69
Bispham, UK269 contributions
Aug 2022
Very nice selection of jewellry and a great choice of designs. Not too expensive and had a range to suit a good budget.
Written 22 August 2022
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Devils counsel
25 contributions
Nov 2021
If you like jet a visits is a must. So many beautiful items. And there is a shop which was fatal to my wallet as I ended up buying some jet jewellery to take home. Shop assistant very helpful and friendly and the restaurant attached is also great.
Written 5 November 2021
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ChrisPduck2
United Kingdom527 contributions
Nov 2021
I remember when the contents of this museum were actually in their shop window and as a child I'd race to the top of Church Street to look at the ugly old jet necklaces and marvel at the way the chains had been carved out of single pieces of jet.

Now they're all laid out in this fascinating and beautifully restored old church hall along with many other examples of Victorian jet, old photographs of wearers - including Queen Victoria and her family - along with beautifully preserved fossils and explanations of how fallen trees were compressed over millions of years to form this amazing compound that can be so exquisitely worked and carved.

The museum is only small but works its way through to the shop which sells rather less complicated forms of jet jewellery nowadays and that. in turn, leads to the restaurant where you sit at tables faced by glass cabinets containing more fossils and interesting jet exhibits.

Don't walk by, go in. It doesn't cost anything and it's interesting and educational. Ugly though the old Victorian stuff was, it was amazingly made by people who suffered horrendously cramped and dusty working conditions that simply would not be tolerated nowadays.
Written 3 November 2021
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WellTravelledYoungUn
Heysham, UK75 contributions
Oct 2021
Escaped the bustle of the high street by going in here, for free.
Although small and tightly packed, it was nicely informative with some very nice artefacts and pieces on display.
We didn't try the food or drink so can't comment on this, although in the little shop at the end the prices are ATRONOMICAL! i.e. We intended to buy an ammonite fossil for my youngest, but then discovered this would be £25. A short walk down the high street to the 'fossil shop', we found a much better specimen for £5 and again, with some of the jewellery - we bought my partner a pair of earrings, which were more than double the cost of that in another very close shop.
Lower the profits on these items and you'll find many more people purchase from you.
Written 25 October 2021
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Barbara H
8 contributions
Sep 2021
Showing where jet came from, how it was mined , the history, who wore it in the past and how it has become popular.
Written 21 September 2021
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Kath W
12 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Free entry and fascinating. We also ate there one night in Albert's was great. Lots to look at and a shop at the end. I learned a lot about jet.
Written 20 September 2021
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Andy_C_70
Swadlincote, UK57 contributions
Aug 2021
When on the East side of Whitby, you’re never a stone’s throw away from a Jet jewellery shop. I have passed this place many times but never ventured in until now. If you would enjoy knowing more about Whitby’s precious stone, then this is the place to visit.
There are some wonderful examples of Jet jewellery throughout history and easy to understand descriptions and models of how Jet is formed. There is a jewellery shop and restaurant in the building but you don’t feel obliged to visit these areas.
The staff are well-informed about the history of Jet and are only too happy to provide more information about it. The enthusiasm of Fran on the desk when she noticed my Jet ring was lovely - she was so interested in my story of why I had bought a Jet ring which made my day. She showed some examples of raw Jet and described how it is worked from the raw product into jewellery - a fascinating insight.
My daughter wanted some Jet earrings so we visited later and again Fran was only too happy to find the right pair for my daughter’s specifications.
This place is quick to visit, highly informative and free. What more would you want?
Written 29 August 2021
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Faye J
Rugby, UK667 contributions
Aug 2021
came in here to get away from crowds, and it was interesting in a way, i now know how jet is formed, but i think its primarily a place to buy jade jewellery
Written 23 August 2021
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