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Robin Hood’s Bay Museum

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Welcome to the

Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum, which is situated in the old Coroner's Room and Mortuary.

This small museum in the heart of the village houses fascinating collections and displays of local interest.

Entry is FREE.

Run entirely by volunteers this is a 'must see' while in Bay!

On 31st July 1891, the building was purchased on a 1000 year lease by Rev. R.J. Cooper, Vicar of Fylingdales Parish.  It seems to have been a small cottage built into the upward slope of the land. At his own expense the Vicar had the downstairs room converted into a Coroner’s Room, and a mortuary built against its east wall.

From 1900 it was used as a Reading Room for the people of Bay, yet remaining available for its original purpose.  Newspapers and periodicals were provided and books purchased for loan.  The Reading Room and Library flourished for many years but eventually closed in 1987.  

Earlier, in 1980, a newly formed Museum Trust organised its first temporary exhibition in the Coroner’s Room.  Since that time the displays have continued to develop and expand as new artefacts  have been donated to the museum .