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Museum of Victorian Science

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Address: Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
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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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Wonderful Museum

Visited the museum today (February 14th 2017). What interesting couple of hours! Tony has a total passion for every item in his compact home museum. Some basic knowledge of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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skye
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum today (February 14th 2017). What interesting couple of hours! Tony has a total passion for every item in his compact home museum. Some basic knowledge of Science helps you understand what's being demonstrated, but Tony gives a full explanation of what's going on. The two hour visit is split into two very interesting hours, by a short... More 

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

Thank youDenis and Rose, For your kind review. Physics can be quite fun as long as there are plenty of demonstrations, so I try to include as many as I can. 2 hours is a lengthy lecture, but the refreshments break by Pat makes it all, we hope, swing along comfortably. Usually new demos' never seem to work the first... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife found this on TripAdvisor so phoned and booked for 4 of us. Good directions got us there, but allow bit more than 30 minutes to get there from Whitby, unless you are experienced in single track roads. The lecture takes place in small room, just enough for 5 people. Tony introduces his collection and you are off! Tony... More 

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

Thank you kenneth, We are pleased you liked your visit and appreciated our efforts. A lot of work goes into these presentations and it is nice to know that it is making someones day. New ideas are always being sought after, but it gets difficult as time goes on. We have long ago got the easier ones and lately some... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

I found out about Tony's museum online and by the reviews I knew my trip would have been worth it. As I ventured myself in a 5 hours car drive from London to his museum, more than once I asked myself if it would have been really worth it, for me, it definitely was. A very warm welcome was awaiting... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My husband and I visited yesterday and had a great time. This was a museum experience unlike any other; rather than wandering around a large space, it's one room absolutely packed to the rafters with devices. Tony gives a verbal tour of particular interests (mis-use of radioactivity, invention of the X-ray, et al.) with lots of demonstrations. It was a... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

If you're a party of 2-4, phone Tony, book yourself in and go for it. Myself and my husband went without reading any reviews and we just had the best time and i'm glad i didn't read ahead so I could go without any expectations. Tony & Pat are very welcoming and Tony is interesting, engaging and passionate.

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1 Thank sammymckeever1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Interactive and engaging experience - perfect for anyone interested in science or the Victorian era. Much more interesting than the science from school.

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We travelled a long way to visit the Museum of Victorian Science and it was worth every mile. The welcome was warm and sincere. We were shown some extraordinary pieces of equipment, a number of which were home made. If you get the opportunity I'd highly recommend you make a visit.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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 5 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 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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