One of the oldest purpose-built museums in Britain, the museum has been a focal point for geology and local history since 1829.
What makes it special
- Great place to study geology
- Short distance from a fantastic seafront
Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
Enjoy unlimited entry to the Museum and Art Gallery throughout the year with a £3 annual season ticket
Free entry for guests under 18
Other things to do nearby
Try rock pooling, fossil hunting and playing on the beach making sandcastles, all a stone's throw from the hostel.
Noted as a great place to swim in the Wild Swimming book. The sea at Boggle Hole is exhilarating, and perishing, all at once.
Cast from the window of your room (almost!) and spend the whole day staring wistfully out to sea.
Robin Hood's Bay is a picturesque old fishing village with delightful streets and old fisher-folk running cafes. The village is rife with tall tales of old smugglers.
Whitby is a lovely, seaside town dominated by the abbey ruins high on the hill. 199 steps lead to the churchyard that inspired Bram Stoker to write 'Dracula'.
The Cleveland Way passes the hostel doorstep and YHA Boggle Hole is the traditional finish on Wainright's Coast to Coast walk.
The disused railway line (National cycle route 1 - North Sea trail) offers easy, family friendly and car free cycling, all within 10 minutes of the hostel.
Take a leisurely cycle along the National Cycle Route 1 or the North Sea trail which starts 10 minutes away from the hostel.
Step out of your room and into the sea and more importantly, you can then step out of the sea into a lovely hot shower!
Discover our underwater world and meet the land creatures including Otters, Seals and Humboldt Penguins. Visit the website
One of the county's top theme parks, with rides for all of the family, including Mumbo Jumbo, which has the steepest drop in the world. Visit the website
Take a walk by the beautiful cliffs to try and spot some of our most fascinating birdlife. Visit the website
With its 2,500 year history, stunning location and panoramic views of the Yorkshire coastline, the castle is well worth a visit. Visit the website
Walk around the picturesque Hole of Horcum in the North York Moors. Lockton is the start of the 5.6 mile Bride Stones walk, taking in some of the Moors famous geological features.
Mountain Biking in Dalby Forest is a must for biking enthusiasts, with over 40 miles of man made trails at your wheels.
The National Park has over 1400 miles of cycle ways for you to discover. Get out and about on your bike and enjoy the landscape.