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.
Last week we had a work experience student helping out in the museum for a few days. She did get to help behind the scenes doing all sorts of jobs like moving some beaded purses out of their storage, photographing them and helping to put them into the new store. On Friday she helped to move some Bronze Age pots from their usual display into another case temporarily, for safety while some changes are made to the lighting in the main hall of the museum. Here she is putting the label into the case, having carried the objects and carefully placed them in their temporary home.