Frank Meadow Sutcliffe

A nationally and internationally acclaimed pioneering photographer who helped to develop photography as an art form as distinct from a purely recording medium. Sutcliffe worked in Whitby from the mid-1870s until his death. His photographs truly capture the atmosphere of Whitby and its surrounding area; not only the landscapes but the people and their work.

Whitby Museum owns the full collection of F M Sutcliffe’s original glass plate negatives and also their fully enhanced versions from which these prints are taken.

All photographs


Gifts from the museum

A range of unique, high quality gifts which are exclusive to Whitby Museum

All gifts


Books, guides and pamphlets

A selection of publications which are either produced by Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society for exclusive sale by Whitby Museum or out of print items which are difficult to source elsewhere,

All publications