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Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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Not your everyday museum!

Not the easiest of places to find, but well worth the effort. Entertaining, interesting and unique... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
MikeWadeSherburn
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Fascinating and enjoyable afternoon

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Tony and Pat. The science demonstration was fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MrsT62
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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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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Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
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+44 1947 897440
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the easiest of places to find, but well worth the effort. Entertaining, interesting and unique (plus, you don't have to be a science buff!)

1  Thank MikeWadeSherburn
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Tony and Pat. The science demonstration was fascinating, entertaining and informative. The hospitality shown by Pat during the ‘interval was lovely and we had a friendly fun chat as we downed tea and cake. If you are even slightly...More

2  Thank MrsT62
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How do you review something so unique? This little museum is a hidden gem on the North York Moors. We booked this visit after reading other reviews and we were not disappointed. Tony shares his knowledge of Victorian science, demonstrating intriguing pieces of scientific equipment...More

2  Thank Jen W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a brilliant visit to this museum. If my teachers at school had been like Tony maybe I would have got more out of science, absolute brilliant knowledge of his subjects. Fascinating demonstrations. This is a once in a lifetime experience. You also get...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A fantastic and very unusual way to spend a lovely couple of hours, in the company of the charming Tony and Pat Swift, going back in time and enjoying true Yorkshire hospitality in a great country setting. I guarantee you will never have experienced anything...More

1  Thank Mike J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did wonder if our visit would live up to our expectations after reading the wonderful reviews but I needn’t have worried, I agree with all the positive comments before. Tony has built up an incredible collection and clearly loves to share his knowledge. Both...More

1  Thank Michelle G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An absolute gem of a place! I have never had the slightest interest in anything to do with science before but I was persuaded to visit this museum by a family member. I am so glad I went! Tony presents everything in an informative and...More

1  Thank janiep311
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tony gave us an enchanting 2 hours or more of science history using practical demonstrations, slides and hands-on experiments. Pat was a lovely host, providing tea and cakes in the refreshment interval. Their enthusiasm and warmth really made for a delightful afternoon. Thanks very much.

1  Thank Simon B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Science with a little theatre. My second visit. This time with friends and family. Hadn't realised how much I had forgotten. But no one forgets tea and cake with Pat and the fine China set. Excellent day. You may be asked to help with the...More

1  Thank LS252LQ
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

We were visiting Whitby for a full week from Arizona. Heeding the website's advice to book several days in advance, we called the day we arrived in Whitby for seven days. Alas, nothing was available for over two weeks. I mentioned we were visiting from...More

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Pete R
24 April 2018|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
No idea, but I doubt it. Best ring the owner to check.
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mrsbellamy14
2 April 2018|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
All queries or questions are answered by telephone, as stated on the website. Please ring in UK, 01947 897440.
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madm00se
14 November 2017|
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Response from ClawsonAlan | Reviewed this property |
This is not your usual museum. This is a 'one to one' presentation by the owner, in a confined space surrounded by a large number of unique and often delicate instruments. Many under 16 year olds couldn't be trusted to stand... More
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