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Museum of Victorian Science

Woodberry | Glaisdale, Whitby YO21 2QL, England
+44 1947 897440
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Fascinating and Rare Experience

A 2 hour extravaganza! This is a fascinating experience and the museum curator has clearly thought... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vici N
Amazing gem .... one of the top ten before you die ....

... What can I say ... even if your only a teensy bit interested in science ... This place is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
+44 1947 897440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A 2 hour extravaganza! This is a fascinating experience and the museum curator has clearly thought out a brilliant museum experience. A must for anyone interested in Victoriana and science. I had a great time and will remember it always. Very important though - you...More

Thank Vici N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... What can I say ... even if your only a teensy bit interested in science ... This place is fabulous ... Tony has the knowledge , skill and sense of humour that make the whole experience come to life .... And there is the...More

Thank Nic7415
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The excellent reviews below describe the experience I had, as well. My husband and I recently visited the museum, after first learning about it on Trip advisor. The museum is a wondrous collection of scientific instruments, restored to working order. As a historian of technology,...More

Thank tjcameralucida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are ushered into a room in a house in the beautiful Esk valley, and then for two hours Tony walks you through some of the foundational concepts of modern science (radiation, electricity) using original and reconstructed scientific equipment from Victorian England and the early...More

Thank Chitatel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this quirky museum last week. Make sure to book in advance to ensure your visit. It was the highlight of our short stay in Robin Hood's Bay. Tony is such an enthusiastic physicist, and a very capable engineer, having reconstructed some very fine...More

Thank bunnylavender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife Sue and I recently visited the museum for a splendid afternoon of science, sparks, information and cake. It is the life’s work of Tony Swift who not only has great knowledge of his subject but the rare skill of being able to communicate...More

Thank stayagain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tony has developed the history of science into an interesting visual display - a man who has a genuine passion and enthusiasm for his subject. Two hours flew by, he kept us informed and entertained throughout. Thanks for the tea and cake Pat! This experience...More

Thank anne W
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I had a mind-blowing time at the Museum of Victorian Science! Tony's collection of items is unbelievable and I learnt so much in the time I was there. I don't have a great deal of knowledge about science (in fact not much...More

1  Thank Elly_Newcastle
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Where to start? This was a 'one off' birthday treat. My wife and I spent two and a half hours with Tony, including a very pleasant break for tea, cakes and chat with Tony and his wife Pat. This is science at its best. Not...More

1  Thank ClawsonAlan
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This is the smallest museum I have ever been to, but by far the most enjoyable. The two hours or do that you get to spend in the company of Tony and Pat are worth every penny of the entry fee. Tony is such an...More

1  Thank YorkieMW
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Amelia W
21 July 2017|
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Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, All queries or questions are answered by telephone, as stated on the website. Please ring in UK, 01947 897440. Thank you, A.Swift, proprietor.
Sarah A
15 April 2017|
Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, I have found by experience that children under 16 find 2 hours a bit too long. Sorry about this, but it is best bto wait! Thanks, sincerely, A,Swift.
Emma S
17 October 2016|
Response from diodeN | Property representative |
Hello, Yes we will be open, but please ring (01947)897440 during the evening as soon as you can. Thank you for your enquiry. Sincerely, Tony Swift (Museum).