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the whitaker museum & art gallery

KEEPING HERITAGE ALIVE

PROUD TO BE NOT FOR PROFIT

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Upcoming Events
 

 

february half term crafts | feb 14th - 16th 2018

Join us this half term for more craft activities with your little ones. We'll be making Valentines cards, writing words of love and celebrating everything Valentines. Creative and inspiring sessions for children up to the age of 12. 

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Exhibition: not when i'm driving | feb 17th - apr 15th 2018

Caroline Johnson and Alastair Price are both Rossendale-based Fine Art graduates and have been a creative team for over twenty-seven years. Their new exhibition 'Not When I'm Driving' is a collection of their combined works. There will be a chance to Meet the Artists on Saturday 17 February at 2pm; enjoy a glass of complimentary wine and join Caroline and Alastair as they introduce their exhibition.

ACOUSTIC NIGHT | MAR 7th 2018

Join us for our live Acoustic night every first Wednesday of the month hosted by the amazing Liam Spencer & Sarah Grundy of Joan The Wad a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in some warm sounds and gentle harmony. 

 
 

Eatery & Bar

With a fresh and informal approach to our menu, we provide a choice of light dishes made from the highest quality locally sourced ingredients, all designed to allow you to make the most of the longer days and warm nights this summer. Sharing Boards and Sliders, 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)  

PLEASE NOTE: AFTERNOON TEA NOT BEING SERVED THROUGH DECEMBER 

 
 

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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