Events

The events below are accurate at the time of entry, but particularly in light of COVID restrictions we advise checking the websites to see if they are still taking place.

Dec
27
Mon
2021
John Tindale: A Vision of Whitby
Dec 27 2021 – May 30 2022 all-day
John Tindale: A Vision of Whitby @ Whitby Museum | England | United Kingdom

Please note that the museum is closed from Sunday 5 December until Tuesday 1st February. The exhibition will resume on 1st February and run until 8 May.

Introducing our exciting new exhibition John Tindale: A Vision of Whitby.

The exhibition shows the photography of John Tindale from scenic landscapes to portraiture and news photography. It also documents his life and how his involvement in Whitby life strengthened over time as he became involved in preserving its culture and past as well as helping to build a vision for its future through artefacts, illustrations, photographic material, information and in a first for Whitby Museum touchscreen technology.

Adults                        £6.00

Children                      Free (under 18 years old in full time education)

Student                       £4.00 (on production of an NUS card or ID)

School Parties           £6.00 per accompanying adult Children – free

Groups                         £4.00 per person (Ten or more people) All group bookings must be made in advance by telephone or email manager@whitbymuseum.org.uk

All admission fees are valid for 12 months! (Annual admission slip must be shown at subsequent visits)

Whitby Residents*     Free (proof of identity required)

Art Fund Members     Free (proof of membership required)

Yorkshire Museums Volunteer Pass Free (proof of membership required)

‘Help for Heroes’       Free admission for current or past members of the armed services.

Jul
2
Sat
2022
Duncome Steam Rally
Jul 2 – Jul 3 all-day
Duncome Steam Rally

he Great Yorkshire Traction Engine Club, Duncombe Park Steam Rally 2018 will be on July 7th & 8th commemorating 100 years since the end of the great war and will once again be held in the magnificent suroundings of Duncombe Park, Helmsley.
The event attracts 40+ full size steamers, 40+ miniatures, more than 60 Commercials, 120+ Tractors & stationary engines & 170 Vintage Cars & motorcycles. Several organs, models, working area, crafts, trade stands, refreshments, licensed bar with evening entertainment, Can-Can dancers & fair ground are also amongst the attractions.
​We also have ample Caravan & camping spaces available.

Aug
12
Fri
2022
Staithes Lifeboat Weeked
Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm
Staithes Lifeboat Weeked @ Staithes | Staithes | England | United Kingdom

Staithes and Runswick RNLI lifeboat team hold a fundraising weekend in August each year to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

The weekend has a wide range of activities and events for all the family to enjoy.Traditionally events include the Nightgown Parade through the cobbled streets of Staithes on the eve of the weekend’s activities.

Over the weekend there are various events held across both villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes such as lifeboat rescue displays, cliff rescue demonstration by local coastguard teams, a raft race for all ages, stalls and games.

On the Saturday evening, there is a firework display following a seafront barbeque.
Sunday brings the famous duck race at Staithes beck and then thanksgiving services held at Runswick and Staithes.

Aug
13
Sat
2022
Whitby Regatta
Aug 13 – Aug 15 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Sep
3
Sat
2022
Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally
Sep 3 – Sep 4 all-day
Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally @ Scampston Hall | Scampston | England | United Kingdom

The Yorkshire Traction Engine Rally, organised by Outdoor Shows, will be held in our stunning parkland. Performing in the main arena will be the Stannage International Stunt Show, featuring the flaming high fall show, exploding coffin, motorbike stunts, car jumps and trick riding to name a few. This is an exciting, high octane show for the whole family to enjoy.

A full programme of top steam fair attractions include: Tractor Pulling, Steam Engines, Classic Cars, Vintage Tractors, Classic Motorcycles, Fairground Organs, Miniature Steam Engines, Stationary Engines and Vintage Commercials.

OPENING TIMES

Gates open 10am – 5pm (Saturday)
Gates open 10am – 5pm (Sunday)

FREE CAR PARK

Dogs welcome on a lead

Mobility Scooters are available to hire on a daily or weekend hire basis.

Sep
9
Fri
2022
Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage
Sep 9 – Sep 11 all-day
Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival 

9th/10th/11th September 2022

 

We are delighted to announce that we plan to hold the next Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage on 9th,10th, and 11th September 2022. In the current circumstances there are a number of uncertainties set out below and we hope you will be understanding should we be forced to cancel the Festival once more.

Artist’s Applications

So much has changed over the last two years and we have no idea how much interest there will be among artists, to take part in the Festival this year. The artist’s fee of £250 is our main source of funding. It covers parking stewards, first aid, insurance and much more. Without it we would not be able to run the Festival. Applications open on 1st January 2022 and close on 31st April. We urge you to get your applications in as soon as possible so that we can judge if we have enough interest for 2022. We sincerely hope we will not have to cancel the Festival but if we are forced to do so we will of course refund all fees in full.

Covid

We plan to appoint a health and safety officer this year and will adopt a Covid secure protocol to ensure everyone is safe in 2022. If we are advised that the Festival cannot be made secure, or if a new variant arises or the situation changes nationally, we may be forced to cancel the Festival.

We sincerely hope that none of the above will arise and that everyone will come back so that we can make 2022 the best festival yet.

Dec
1
Thu
2022
Robin Hoods Bay Victorian Weekend
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

Robin Hoods VictorianFrom the 2017 programme

The festive, family fun weekend will feature a mix of new and established events in the village’s quaint, cobbled, car free streets.

The weekend has always been popular for its many visitors dressed in Victorian attire. New for 2017 is the price of a free two night stay for two in Robin Hood’s Bay (thefernsuite.com) for the best dressed visitor.

The Victoria Hotel will be hosting the third Baytown beer Festival featuring all the local company’s smugglers’ ales and spirits.

Carol singing and live music will featu

re prominently throughout the weekend, starting with the switch on of ‘Bayilluminations’ in the dock on Friday evening.

Family fun will include traditional games like splat the rat. There will also be beach games and street entertainment. Ghost and Smugglers walks will also feature.

Event coordinator Bev Rutherfordsays: “We are planning a refreshed event which captures the Victorian spirit of Robin Hood’s Bay. Walking between old cottages through narrow, pedestrian only streets surrounded by people in Victorian costume can really transport you back in time. It’s an atmosphere that cannot be found elsewhere.

“Combine seasonal gift shopping with the many traditional events like ‘balls down the bank’ and the RNLI duck race and it’s clear Robin Hood’s Bay Victorian Weekend is an unmissable Christmas destination for all the family”.

Image: © Copyright Christopher Hall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Aug
12
Sat
2023
Whitby Regatta
Aug 12 – Aug 14 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Aug
17
Sat
2024
Whitby Regatta
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Aug
9
Sat
2025
Whitby Regatta
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Aug
8
Sat
2026
Whitby Regatta
Aug 8 – Aug 10 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk

Aug
14
Sat
2027
Whitby Regatta
Aug 14 – Aug 16 all-day
Whitby Regatta @ Various Locations | Whitby | England | United Kingdom

Come and join us for three full days of entertainment for all the family to enjoy, including yacht racing, rowing races, fun fair and various free forms of entertainment around the town of Whitby, finishing with a prize presentation and spectacular firework display!

History of the Event

This event is one of the oldest sea Regattas in England drawing large crowds into the town. It all started in early the 1800s with fishermen competing against each other in their fishing smacks and salmon cobbles. Gradually yacht racing formed the greater part of the Regatta and was recorded in 1847 with “he Whitby Challenge Cup”.
Due to the high cost of building these large yachts they have slowly disappeared from the scene and in about 1872 competitive rowing came to the forefront. Today one of the main attractions of the Regatta are the three major rowing clubs in the region – the Jet Works Amateur Rowing Club, the Friendship Amateur Rowing Club and Whitby Fisherman’s Amateur Rowing Club.

The most coveted trophy rowed for today is the Wilson Cup, presented by the late Alderman JET Wilson J.P – C.C. of West Hartlepool in 1901. 1929 saw the first fancy dress and decorated carts, which form the present day’s regatta and carnival.

One hundred and seventy four years of aquatic competition and entertainment. The Whitby Regatta is probably the oldest sea Regatta on the northeast coast and has drawn large crowds into Whitby over the years.

www.whitbyregatta.co.uk