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Our Shop

Inspired by The Whitaker’s contemporary art exhibitions and eclectic museum collection.

With a selection of books, zines and magazines, vinyl records, children’s books and toys and gifts handmade by artists, makers and creatives working locally, nationally and internationally, The Whitaker Shop has been carefully curated by our museum and gallery staff and volunteers.

As well as supporting local artists, makers and creatives right here in Rawtenstall, your purchase will also ensure that we can keep The Whitaker alive for future generations.

And don’t forget, we’re open until 8pm every Thursday, for late-night shopping.

Hand Selected

Discover new poetry, novels, memoirs, zines and essay collections – along with our hand-picked selection of vinyl records.

Supporting Our Artists and Makers

Our team also work with artists, makers, creatives and businesses working locally, nationally and internationally to curate a selection of gifts, artworks and prints.

What's On

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Family Activities

Early Years Studio: Winter 2023/24

This is a permanent event

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Pop-Up Handling Sessions

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Guided Tour of the Museum

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Ruby Tingle Afterlife

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

New Graduate Award – Lucy Claire ‘Left for Ruins’

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Printing Workshop – Print your own tote bag

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Stephen Oldfield – Rossendale Ruins

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Creative Workshop for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Saturday 24th February 2024

Films at The Whitaker

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Thursday 29th February 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Family Antics at the Museum

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Rocks

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

The Whitaker Artist Support Network

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Create a ‘Zine!

Saturday 9th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Liane Lang – Touch Stone

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Caroline Johnson – A Life Drawing: An Artist’s Narrative

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Urban walk

Saturday 16th March 2024

Seasonal Events

A celebration of Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s greatest patriots

Saturday 16th March 2024 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Rural and Urban walk

Sunday 17th March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Scrapper

Thursday 21st March 2024

Ticketed

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Wreath Making Workshop and Afternoon Tea – Mother’s Day Experience

Saturday 23rd March 2024

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Family Activities

Early Years Studio: Winter 2023/24

This is a permanent event

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Pop-Up Handling Sessions

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Guided Tour of the Museum

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Ruby Tingle Afterlife

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

New Graduate Award – Lucy Claire ‘Left for Ruins’

Thursday 14th December 2023 – Sunday 10th March 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Printing Workshop – Print your own tote bag

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Stephen Oldfield – Rossendale Ruins

Thursday 22nd February 2024

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Creative Workshop for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Saturday 24th February 2024

Films at The Whitaker

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Thursday 29th February 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Family Antics at the Museum

Saturday 2nd March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Rocks

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

The Whitaker Artist Support Network

Thursday 7th March 2024

Ticketed

Family Activities

Create a ‘Zine!

Saturday 9th March 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Liane Lang – Touch Stone

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Artist talks & Workshops

Caroline Johnson – A Life Drawing: An Artist’s Narrative

Thursday 14th March 2024 – Sunday 26th May 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Urban walk

Saturday 16th March 2024

Seasonal Events

A celebration of Michael Davitt, one of Ireland’s greatest patriots

Saturday 16th March 2024 – Sunday 17th March 2024

Free Entry

A celebration of Michael Davitt – Rural and Urban walk

Sunday 17th March 2024

Films at The Whitaker

SKINT Festival: Scrapper

Thursday 21st March 2024

Ticketed

Adult & Collections Workshops and Performances

Wreath Making Workshop and Afternoon Tea – Mother’s Day Experience

Saturday 23rd March 2024

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