The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre
4.5
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre houses the last remaining example of an authentic Victorian Jet Workshop. We are proud to act as custodians of a unique and historic piece of local history and to offer the chance to view the only remaining example of Whitby Jet's nineteenth century cultural heritage, an original Jet Workshop discovered sealed in an old attic of a derelict property in Burns Yard, Whitby. We strive to develop new ways of presenting Whitby Jet, whilst still incorporating the traditional methods of manufacture and design. As well as producing a hand carved range of contemporary styles we are the only craftspeople to offer many styles that pay homage to the carving styles of the mid-nineteenth century. Pleas note: Our building is 250 years old so has 3 steps leading down to it. The Victorian Workshop has been kept completely authentic as it was found and is the size of a small attic due to this we do not recommend parties of more than 6 at a time in the workshop. We are always happy to help so when visiting us if you have any questions or would like further information please just ask.
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Manfred B
138 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
We visited the Whitby Jet Heritage Centre during our holiday in North Yorkshire.

Friendly staff welcomed us and offered most interesting information as to the history of Whitby Jet Stone
being mined and then crafted into the beautiful jewellery.

After having viewed a Selection of Jewellery Items in the Shop we proceeded to purchase one of the necklaces on display.

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre should not be missed when in Whitby!
Written 27 June 2023
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Fredvers
Reading, UK9 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
Such a cosy shop full of jet treasures. Imogen is so welcoming and happy to share her knowledge and passion. Gorgeous jewellery, fascinating history, this is the place with the genuine Victorian jet workshop inside. Definitely visit when you come to Whitby.
Written 24 April 2023
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Jan P
Cardiff, UK389 contributions
Aug 2022
I cannot recommend this lovely little place enough. We have had jewellery made here before but this time I called in with my jet set wedding ring to have a repair. Natalie who runs the shop is amazing and friendly and managed to repair my ring when many other jewellers refused to do the repair. She kept in touch with me all the time until the ring was returned and I couldn't be happier.
Written 20 August 2022
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watty1973
England, UK9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We visited the shop/museum yesterday and were warmly greeted by the proprietor. It is a small and cosy shop and the original Jet workshop is exactly as it was found, a small piece of history frozen in time and well worth a visit. The proprietor is herself a carver of Jet, taking up the family mantle and producing some amazing individual pieces or jewellery. I would highly recommend popping in for a visit.
Written 4 April 2022
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Samantha M
Stafford, UK3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a gem of a place! The jet workshop is fascinating and Imogen's beautiful handcrafted jet creations are gorgeous 🖤
Written 3 April 2022
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davidandshona
Dumfries, UK2,078 contributions
Sep 2021
Fascinating insight into the history and tradition of hand crafting jet jewellery. Good photo opportunity inside
Written 13 September 2021
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Isabelle H
17 contributions
Oct 2020
This centre is a gem. A precious little find. Ignore all the glitzy in your face 'Jet' shops all along Church Street. Make your way to the very end, step down the rickety steps and back in time to a Victorian time warp. The whole experience is lovely, Imogen is charming and knows her stuff!! You definitely get what you pay for without having to pay for fancy sales patter and bright lights. You get honest Whitby Jet pieces made by somebody who obviously loves her job. A true crafts lady.
Written 25 November 2020
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romcgrath
Nottingham, UK40 contributions
Jul 2020
I had a look round the exhibition of traditional jet crafting equipment then had a chat with the girl who worked there producing jet jewellery. Very interesting and bought a nice pair of jet earrings.
Written 19 July 2020
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Joanne B
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Couples
Have been here a few times now and have purchased jewellery on evey visit.. all items are hand crafted much better than what you can get in the local shops..the young lady who creates and carves along side of her dad is very talented and helpfull..
Written 4 January 2020
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Paul D
Downham Market, UK624 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Very worthwhile a great story about Whitby jet and how it was formed and the history of jewellry making. A fascinating story
Written 31 October 2019
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THE WHITBY JET HERITAGE CENTRE: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00