Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hoods Bay Museum

Visit this unique local Museum and Mortuary! Run entirely by volunteers, the Museum is a Registered Charity. Number: 1177886.

Displays include fishing, shipping, local history and geology. Details of the many shipwrecks and historic rescues in the Bay are recorded and there is a unique model of a smuggler's house showing how contraband could be concealed! A life size model of a local fisherwife has many surprises up her sleeve.

Location & Access

The Museum is situated on Fisherhead on the south side of the village. The building can only be approached via narrow cobbled pathways and steps.


See website for museum opening times.  Archives open by appointment

Group and School party visits

Due to the small size of the building, groups and school parties are welcome outside normal opening hours throughout the year by prior arrangement.


Entry free but donations most welcome.


Robin Hoods Bay Museum
Robin Hood’s Bay
North Yorkshire
YO22 4ST

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