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the whitaker museum & art gallery

KEEPING HERITAGE ALIVE

THE LOCAL MUSEUM WITH A GLOBAL TALE

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Upcoming Events
 

 

CINEMA: THE CAR MAN | APR 13th 2018

A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizet’s popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies.

Graduation film

FILM: GRADUATION | APR 19TH 2018

A Romanian doctor takes matters into his own hands when an attack on his daughter jeopardizes her scholarship to a prestigious British university. A tale of moral compromise and corruption, told through a captivating and intricately plotted family drama. With superb acting and directing, it grips like a thriller and stunned Cannes, winning Best Director Cannes 2016

Liam Spencer Home and Away Exhibition

Liam spencer: home & Away | Apr 21st - jun 17

Home and Away is a new exhibition by acclaimed artist Liam Spencer. Through a series of paintings, ink drawings and digital art it explores his home patch of Rossendale, alongside work from overseas including New York, Nepal and Australia. Featured is a piece entitled “A Rossendale Compendium”, a large compilation of small ink drawings cataloguing the flora, fauna and landmarks that the artist has ‘collected’ on his travels.

 
 

Eatery & Bar

With a fresh and informal approach to our menu, we provide a choice of light 'brunch style' dishes made from the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, all designed to allow you to enjoy throughout the morning into late afternoon. Our menu is influenced from foods around the world including Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options being served alongside Afternoon Tea there is something for everyone to enjoy.

You can also enjoy a fully licensed bar, as well as the finest Illy coffee or highest quality Jing Tea, alongside our famed cake collection baked fresh in house. 

Food Served Wed - Sun  from 9.30Am to 4pm*

(*restrictions apply)  

 
 

Natural History 

From Orangutan to Platypus, Polar Bear to Elephant the museum collection of animals includes over 9000 preserved specimens.

The zoology collection includes many mounted mammals, most of the best are on display. A large collection of shells, many birds, eggs and entomology. The collection is worldwide in scope, with specimens from the Arctic to Asia, Africa to Europe as well as animals from our local environment.

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Social History

The Social History Collections contain thousands of objects representing the everyday and exceptional lives of local people from the 18th Century to the present day. It aims to cover aspects of the domestic and social lives of those for whom Rossendale is home.

The range of objects in the collection is vast, only a part of which we have room to display at anyone time, but with regular changes there is something new to find overtime you visit.

 
 

A PLACE FOR THE PEOPLE

For over 100 years the Whitaker has stood to bring the community together and keep heritage alive. If you are planning a special event or occasion then talk to us about hiring space and make it a truly unique event. 

 
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