Whitby Abbey

Please note that Whitby Abbey will be closed until April 2019 while we carry out improvements to both our facilities and visitors experience. During this time both the abbey grounds and the museum will be closed.

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Closed until spring 2019

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Address
Abbey Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 4JT

Things To See And Do

What's On

Revamping Whitby Abbey

This year we're investing almost £1.6 million to transform Whitby Abbey and celebrate the history of this iconic landmark.

In April 2019, explore 3,000 years of history in the new permanent exhibition with dramatic displays of unique objects and an interactive guide. 

You will also be able to enjoy new improved facilities, making sure you get the most out of your visit. 

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 Whitby Abbey Timeline

Late Bronze AgeEarly Settlement

A round house inside a ditched enclosure is built near the cliff edge on the Whitby headland.

3rd Century ADRoman Station

A Roman signal station may have sat on a now eroded cliffside spot, strategically positioned at the mouth of the Esk.

Guidebook: Whitby Abbey

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