Robin Hoods Bay Museum of Local History. Open mainly during school holidays. Free entry.

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The nearest car park is Bank Top approximately 600 yards away, and access is down a hill and along a gently inclined flag path with shallow steps. There is no road to the museum and it can only be approached via narrow cobbled pathways and steps. There is one step up into the museum and internal stairs to the upper room. The nearest toilets with accessible facilities are close to the Station car park approximately half a mile away.


Brief Description:

Rev R J Cooper, Vicar of Fylingdales Parish, purchased this building in 1891 and then had the downstairs room converted into a Coroner’s Room, and a mortuary. From 1900 it was also used for a Reading room and developed into a library which closed in 1987. In 1980 a Museum Trust used the Coroner’s Room to stage an exhibition, and since then it has continued to develop into the museum that stands today.


Further Information



Robin Hood's Bay Museum, Fisherhead, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby YO22 4TQ





01947 881252




Opening Hours:

Open mainly school holidays and half terms except on Saturdays. Further details can be found at:



From Whitby follow the A171 towards Scarborough for about 2.5 miles turning left at Hawsker to Robin Hood’s Bay.


From Scarborough follow the A171 towards Whitby for approximately 15 miles turning

right down to Robin Hood’s Bay.


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Nearest railway stations are Whitby (5 miles away) and Ruswarp (5 miles away). A bus service runs between Scarborough and Whitby, stopping at Robin Hood’s Bay. For more travel information go to or call 0871 200 22 33.



There is a wealth of attractions in the local area including, hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, bars, restaurants, cafes, campsites and shopping.

Travel Information

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Or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33
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