The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is set in a beautiful park at the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire, UK. The museum displays include interesting local history, painting, and Victorian natural history collections. There is also a very active contemporary art gallery with changing exhibitions. Our main galleries have been newly refurbished by The Whitaker Group, who have exciting plans for the future of the gallery, the collection, and the park.

Museum and Eatery Opening Times  are 10am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Opening Hours:

The Whitaker Whitaker Park Haslingden Road Rossendale Lancashire BB4 6RE Rawtenstall Phone 01706 218858 email  

Events & Exhibitions


The Whitaker


Enjoy the taste of great coffee and excellent food, surrounded by culture and history.

The Whitaker


The displays include interesting local history and a Victorian natural history collection.

The Whitaker


Newly refurbished galleries, an active contemporary art gallery with changing exhibitions.

The Whitaker

Conference Suite

A fully refurbished conference suite, offering a multi-functional IT experience


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