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.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
On the 10th August we had a visit from a group of young people as consultants for the Precious Cargo project. I helped our Curator of World Cultures to introduce them to some of our Rich collection of objects. They are now going to do some background research for us. They were very excited at being able to take objects out of the display cases for a closer look. It was a fantastic morning as they were full of questions and enthusiasm, so it was a lovely thing to be a part of.