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A carefully curated selection of gifts, prints, and greetings cards.

Our shop reflects the collection and themes of the museum and the surrounding locality. Enjoy nature-inspired prints and products, items for the garden, and outdoor activities to enjoy in the park.

Locally Made.

Discover locally-made ceramics, design-led homeware; find the perfect present, and treat yourself to handmade jewellery and accessories.

If you are feeling inspired from your visit to the gallery, we offer a selection of artists materials, sketchbooks and stationery, along with textile craft kits to get creative at home.

Choose from our fantastic collection of picture books, pocket-money toys and creative activity packs for children.

Unique souvenirs include artist-designed items commissioned by The Whitaker, supporting local designers and makers.

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition

This is a permanent event
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Activities at The Whitaker

Family Early Years Studio 2022

This is a permanent event
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Schools

School visit to our museum

Friday 1st January 2021 – Sunday 31st December 2023

Extended until 2023.

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Tina Dempsey: soil.asleep.chill

Tuesday 17th May 2022 – Thursday 11th August 2022

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Sixty Drawings + Ten

Thursday 16th June 2022 – Thursday 11th August 2022

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Activities at The Whitaker

Explore!

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Thursday 25th August 2022

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Activities at The Whitaker

Early Years Studio in Summer

Thursday 18th August 2022

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Films at The Whitaker

Opera at The Whitaker: The Magic Flute

Thursday 18th August 2022

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Aideen Barry: for she is always creeping

Saturday 20th August 2022 – Sunday 16th October 2022

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Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: Radio On

Thursday 1st September 2022

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Monthly Museum Mystery!

Saturday 3rd September 2022

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Activities at The Whitaker

Visit to Lancashire Archives Office Preston

Thursday 8th September 2022

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Activities at The Whitaker

Hands Up Who’s Happy? – A Play by Steve Cooper

Thursday 8th September 2022

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Heritage Open Weekend

Saturday 10th September 2022 – Sunday 11th September 2022

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Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: The Gleaners and I

Thursday 15th September 2022

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Dada, Surrealism and Aideen Barry: Write and Make

Saturday 24th September 2022

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Free Entry

Teachers Twilight Session

Thursday 6th October 2022

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