Saturday, 26 October 2013

A visit to Whitby

Some snaps of Whitby ...

Views from the East Cliff:


 
and with the mini Endeavour coming in:


If you haven't already visited the Whitby Museum in Pannett Park, surely these photographs will tempt you?  It's simply the nicest museum in the country ...

There's something there for all the family ...

Who would want to miss the Hand of Glory?  It was believed that using the mummified hand of a hanged man as a candle holder would enable a thief to cast a charm that would send the household to sleep ...







 

The replica of the Tempest Prognosticator -
unfortunately Dr Merryweather of Hutton Rudby and Whitby did not make his fortune with this leech-powered barometer 
A glimpse of a few of the toys on display ...


dinosaurs, fossils ...



the ship carved by French prisoners of war from the bones from their meat ration ...



 more tiny ships ...


of particular interest to this blog, the Letter of Marque of Michael Langborne, which set him up as a licensed pirate ...

 
I have only mentioned a fraction of the fascinating things to be seen ... there is so much to see ... plenty of Whitby history on display ...


and there is a fascinating exhibition on at the moment about Bram Stoker and Whitby, based on ongoing research by members of the Whitby Lit & Phil - where did Stoker stay?  which local characters appear in Dracula?

and before you leave the museum to admire the view of the Abbey, don't forget to visit the café!



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