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Beck Isle Museum

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Fascinating museum full of all kinds of interesting stuff

We took the NYMR steam train to Pickering and carried on our journey into the past by visiting this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynn S
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
Great Museum

I popped in here before taking a trip on the nearby steam railway and glad that I did ... Very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Choxbird
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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Housed in what was intended to be England's first agricultural college, this fine historic building is Pickering's hidden gem. We have 27 areas of displays, covering aspects of local and social history. Thousands of objects are thoughtfully...more
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Bridge Street, Pickering YO18 8DU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really interesting museum that is definitely worth visiting. The layout is excellent, and the way the different shops have been re-created is really impressive. A huge collection of artefacts from times gone by and lots of history about significant locals. Notable sections for me were...More

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Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum and giving such a great review. On various days throughout the year we have volunteers who man selected rooms and demonstrate some of the many exhibited crafts.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were met by a lovely couple who at reception who were volunteers - very welcoming and full of good cheer. A wander downstairs in the museum is decent, some interesting cameras and a lovely old printing press worth seeing, then upstairs it's little businesses...More

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Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your very nice review of our museum, I am pleased you found our amenities clean, useful and up to scratch, we are proud of our volunteers and their efforts to maintain the excellent service we try to maintain.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the NYMR steam train to Pickering and carried on our journey into the past by visiting this "one off" museum. It really does have something for everyone and the people on the desk are extremely friendly and helpful. The exhibits take you back...More

1  Thank Lynn S
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your review of our museum emphasises one of our best assets, our knowledgeable and helpful volunteers. I am pleased you enjoyed our museum, we are very proud of our 27 areas of exhibits.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I popped in here before taking a trip on the nearby steam railway and glad that I did ... Very interesting museum with thousands of items and photos charting the history of Pickering and the local area ... It's bigger than what it looks on...More

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Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many of our visitors are surprised by the museum’s size once they get inside, our 27 areas of exhibits take quite a while to get around.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just around the corner from the North Yorkshire Steam Railway we popped in on our arrival in Pickering, it is a fascinating place telling the history of people, trades and industries of the local area. It includes period shops, a printers workshop, grocers etc. There...More

1  Thank JoanG214
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Your description of our museum is excellent and we thank you Moor taking time to do a review. We hope to see you again as you can return free with your ticket for the next 12 months.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum on a Sunday morning simply to get out of the rain, but actually this wonderful local gem was a really great surprise. A warm welcome was given to us at entrance by a lovely volunteer who set us off on our way...More

1  Thank OssettChick
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are well known for our volunteers and their knowledge and friendly ways. Many of our visitors are surprised once they enter the museum and see the great range of exhibits.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little gem of a museum is well worth a visit. It is deceptively large and the exhibits are well presented. The staff were friendly and very knowledgeable.

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Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking time to review our museum and thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great visit made special by helpful staff (volunteers) full of interesting objects and facts about the area. Great for the children as well aged 3/6/9 all found something of interest. Definatly worth a second visit

1  Thank Trippersrus
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased your family enjoyed your visit to the museum, our volunteers are well known for their helpful attitude and knowledge. We hope to see you again soon with your 12 month free entry return ticket.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our visit to the museum. Greeted by lovely friendly staff who volunteer, and love their work and love the museum, they too are very knowledgeable and kind. we spent a good two hours here my husband and I as we are now...More

1  Thank Diane G
Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, you highlighted what we believe are our finest points, we hope to see you on your visits with your 12 month entry ticket.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this week for the first time- lovely museum and packed full of interesting things. Really loved the activity room- I have a 1 and 4 year old and they really enjoyed making the flowers and mini beasts. We also really enjoyed the quiz sheet...More

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Mike H, Guest Relations Manager at Beck Isle Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased your children enjoyed their visit as sometimes we are criticised about our activities for children. We hope to see you again when you utilise your 12 month entry ticket, a good day to visit is on one of our craft days when...More

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Evie S
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Hi Kathy Brown I am sorry but I am not familiar with the area as our visit was the first for us. Sorry I can,t help you, the museum is well worth a visit. Geoff.
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