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.
FILM NIGHT 'THE LAST DETAIL'| MAR 15TH 2018
Two Navy men are ordered to bring a young offender to prison but decide to show him one last good time along the way. Jack Nicholson gives a towering performance in this bitter sweet film, hard-edged with '70s realism but also a touching insightful and subtle human drama, Two Bafta's and Best Actor for Nicholson at Cannes
EASTER AT THE WHITAKER | MAR 28TH - APR 2ND 2018
This Easter promises to be a great family affair with some popular activities and events for you to enjoy. We have kids crafts, egg hunts as well as music and sumptuous food choices, so sit back and relax in the surroundings of Whitaker Museum.
Covering two of the main rooms on the first floor of the house. These are impressive rooms with views across the valley and, having been recently upgraded, they now provide a light, contemporary space, suitable for exploring and exhibiting the best new art. The team at the Whitaker are passionate about delivering a range of exhibitions throughout the year that will appeal to a number of audiences from the keen observer to the serious collector.
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*
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.
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.