Visitor Dave Hammond looks around the exhibition.

Whitby Abbey open again after £1.6m renovation to visitor centre and grounds

Whitby Abbey is back open again for the first time in five months following a £1.6m renovation to its visitor centre and grounds.

It includes a new exhibition spanning from the early Bronze Age to occupation of the Cholmleys - photographer Richard Ponter captured these images.

Visitor Matilda Nickless views the spring daffodils in the abbey grounds

1. Spring has sprung in abbey grounds

Visitor Matilda Nickless views the spring daffodils in the abbey grounds
Richard Ponter
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Manager Matteo Allessio in the new exhibition area.

2. New exhibition open

Manager Matteo Allessio in the new exhibition area.
Richard Ponter
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Visitor taking a picture of the grand Whitby Abbey

3. Abbey in focus

Visitor taking a picture of the grand Whitby Abbey
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Manager Matteo Allessio in the new exhibition area.

4. On display

Manager Matteo Allessio in the new exhibition area.
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