The Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society runs
Whitby Museum, Library and Archives and has monthly lectures. The Society was established in 1823 and has around 800 members. It is one of the very few remaining Literary & Philosophical Societies that still runs an independent Museum, the older parts of which are often regarded as a 'Museum within a Museum' and have the atmosphere of an Edwardian Museum.
This has to be one of my favourite objects in the museum collection. It is a carved and painted wooden bird. It's label says that it was brought from New Ireland and was given to the museum by Captain Readman in 1928. It is such a vibrant piece. I would love to know what significance or meaning it had originally?