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Museum of Victorian Science

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Address: Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
Phone Number: +44 1947 897440
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A virtual visit to Dr Frankensteins laboratory with Geissler Tubes, Bouquet...

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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Best museum of science I've ever visited!

We had such a lovely time with Tony and Pat, an experience unlike any other museum we've been too before. This is small group, personal, interactive and memorable! The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had such a lovely time with Tony and Pat, an experience unlike any other museum we've been too before. This is small group, personal, interactive and memorable! The collection of science apparatus has been created over the last 15+ years by Tony's passion and love of this history and science - it really shows. We couldn't believe how much... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Thank you Cheryl, We liked your informed review, being a scientist you know what it's about, in depth. Nice pic of you on the web. Pat and I really hope it all goes well. One of our treats is meeting nice people like you and having a good chat around the tea table. As I say to other visitors,as time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a very good presentation of the inventions in the areas of early electronics, communications and radioactivity.

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Laurence, Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate it as we have considerable work "Behind the scenes" to cope with. The powerful Wimshurst machine is getting a bit creaky and needs stripping and cleaning. Every time a spark passes, a dot of carbon is deposited and the wheels slowly become conductors, so it all has to be removed. Glad... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This experience is one for the young and old... A very knowledgable polite gentleman that knows every bit of history... From the invention of X-rays to the tesla machine... Tony makes learning fun and exciting with many practical experiments performed in front of your eyes to showing you his home made inventions... He surely has the most best collection of... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Hello Mel, Obviously you had a "Ball" with the lecture, and this pleases us because we must be on the right track with it all. I think Pat's tea party is becoming a challenge to the main event! I'm always on the lookout for new ideas and demonstrations, so if you come again sometime in the future, we could well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At each trip for Whitby Goth Weekend we said we'd try to book for this museum and we finally took the plunge. Tony met us in his Victorian finery and looked very dapper. The museum is like a Tardis. There's so much to see and Tony is the perfect guide through the history of electricity, radiation and X-rays. The format... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

HI Rebecca, Thanks a lot for your enouraging review. It came so quickly too! It's a good job you didn't come today (Saturday), hail and drenching rain all day long, but the "Tardis" is still dry and intact! Well done with "Pulug"! We must award you top marks, if not a stick on star! Again thank you for the trouble... More 

London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this highly enough - I refuse to believe there is anyone who cannot enjoy this experience. Ranging widely over science, history, medicine and mechanics with demonstrations ranging across creating lightning, levitating items, rediscovering victorian toys, using geiger counters, recreating radio and finally reanimation itself, there truly is something for everyone, whatever age and interest. Tony is an entertaining... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Drew? Here I am, asking people to remember a name and I can't recall yours properly, even though you were the "Light man". In my defence let me say, I had to recall 5 rather than one,even so, my apologies. I do remember your military Goth dress, and of course there's a reminder in the group photograph. I thank you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

wonderful expeirience into the world of physics-loved the Frankenstein ending.Great for children and adults-brings physics alive.

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Wie geht es Chris, Many thanks for your input as well. I am especially pleased when visiters who do not have a science background get something out of it, and also enjoy the experience. May I say in finishing: Wir hoffen sie alle eines tages wieder hier begrussen zu duerfen. Thanks a lot, Pat and Tony. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This museum is one of a kind. A true cabinet of curiosities. Tony gives a fascinating two-hour demonstration of all kinds of Victorian scientific apparatus from the Wimshurst electrostatic generator to the Tesla coil (all in fully working order - sparks and all)! A truly phantasmagorical experience! The visit is punctuated by tea and buns courtesy of Tony's lovely wife,... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Hello Cheryl, Thank you for your trip' input. It is very pleasing for us when our visitors really enjoy the lecture and demonstrations. It makes all the effort and work worthwhile. We hope you might come here again one day. Thanks again. Pat and Tony. More 

Lancaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

What a hidden gem for anyone at all interested in the history of so many wonderful Victorian scientific inventions. We were mesmerised by the knowledge and enthusiam of the owner. We ove it - it was so nice to discover something different after many years visiting the area.

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Thanks folkes A nice review and , as I always seem to say in these responses, we are happy your holiday was enhanced by our efforts. It is always difficult to come up with something new, but we try constantly, so, if you came again in 4 years, say,chances are there would be something new to see, not a guarentee... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I don't know where to start in describing how wonderful and truly unique this museum is. We were greeted by Tony in his Victorian finery and shown to the museum which was crammed full of fascinating instruments, machines and objects. Tony was incredibly knowledgeable and made our visit really interesting and informative - as well as interactive - Mark loved... More 

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diodeN, Owner at Museum of Victorian Science, responded to this review

Thank you Jill for your review. Actually we do work very hard to make it a memorable visit and we are so pleased when people express there pleasure as you have as it makes it all worthwhile. Thanks again. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Both of us found the whole visit both entertaining and very informative. Tony's demos were great - I especially loved the Tesla coil in the finale and the demo of X-rays. The major lantern show about Marconi's work was educational as well. Tony and Pat were great hosts and the cups of tea and cake were very welcome. These words... More 

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