Whitby Abbey is a ruined Benedictine abbey overlooking the North Sea on the East Cliff above Whitby in North Yorkshire. The first monastery here was founded in AD 657 by King Oswy of Northumbria. An Anglo-Saxon style 'double monastery' for men and women, its first ruler was the formidable royal princess Abbess Hild. The future of the English church was decided here by the Synod of Whitby in 664 and the relics of Northumbrian kings and saints were enshrined.
Whitby Museum is a private museum in Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, run by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society, a learned society and registered charity, established in 1823. It is located in a building opened in 1931 in Pannett Park, Whitby, which also contains the Society's Library and Archive.
Captain Cook Memorial Museum is in Whitby, North Yorkshire. The Museum is in Walker's House which belonged to Captain John Walker to whom the great explorer, Captain Cook was apprenticed in 1746, and to which Cook returned in the winter of 1771/2 after the First Voyage.
Follow the Trail, solve the clues and see the sights as you embark on a self-guided mystery walk! Choose from a Treasure Hunt, Murder Mystery or Spy Mission Trail in Whitby, Robin Hood's Bay or Goathland or explore the North York Moors on the Hole of Horcum Driving Trail. Great fun for all ages and abilities to discover more as you explore!