The Museum of Victorian Science in Glaisdale has been awarded the Hall of Fame certificate by web giant Trip Advisor.
The attraction, run by Tony Swift – a former chemical analyst at Boulby Mine – and his wife Pat, earned the top accolade after five years of consistently high star ratings from its visitors.
A two-hour visit of the museum covers a range of scientific subjects, including X-rays, radioactivity, early wireless telegraphy, interspersed with amusing demonstrations and ending in a grand finale of a virtual visit to Dr Frankenstein’s laboratory.
Mr Swift graduated in aeronautics and aircraft engineering and was later a physics technician at what was Scarborough Technical College.
After working at Boulby, he became a clock maker and repairer. Down the years, he collected various educational instruments that cram the museum from floor to ceiling.