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“Authentic workmanship”

The Whitby Jet Heritage Centre
Ranked #4 of 26 Shopping in Whitby
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Authentic workmanship”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2014

Very interesting and worth a visit. If you are wanting to buy some real Whitby jet then this is one of the few places that you will get it. Very nice man who actually makes the items for sale, will undertake commissions if you have something in mind.

Visited March 2014
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North Yorkshire UK
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hidden away authentic shop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

We've visited Whitby many, many times but hadn't realised that this was a shop. Many jewellers sell Whitby jet but this shop will make jewellery designed to order. You can watch the workman making the jewellery. Very interesting.

Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Amanda H
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“half hour well spent!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

Loved it! constant fascination no leg work! Wont get caught out with poor quality jet now I understand the difference and how to recognise it! invaluable if like me and queen victoria you love jet!

Visited November 2012
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3 Thank juliejules2
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Its ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Some interesting information, but not much to see. The best bit it is the gentleman working his magic creating the beautifully handcrafted jewelry you can buy.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank ZiggyC81
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Cumbria
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86 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Always knew about Whitby Jet - but decided to further my knowledge and of course purchase some in the form of ear-rings- a nice memory of a good day!

Visited August 2013
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