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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 in the run-up to the festive period.

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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.

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Chandelier of Illuminated Objects

This is a permanent event

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Cabinet of Curiosities Exhibition

This is a permanent event
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Activities at The Whitaker

Fantastical Field Notes: Map & Trail

This is a permanent event

Activities at The Whitaker

Early Years Studio: Autumn 2022

This is a permanent event

Schools

School visit to our museum

Friday 1st January 2021 – Sunday 31st December 2023

Extended until 2023.

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Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Marjan Wouda: Familiar

Monday 14th November 2022 – Sunday 7th May 2023

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Elliott Flanagan: Something exotic and euro

Thursday 22nd December 2022 – Friday 31st March 2023

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Liam Spencer: Irwell: Afterlife

Thursday 22nd December 2022 – Sunday 19th February 2023

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Lancashire New Graduate Award: Martha Lyons Haywood

Thursday 22nd December 2022 – Sunday 19th February 2023

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Artist Film Screening

Thursday 12th January 2023 – Friday 24th February 2023

Activities at The Whitaker

Professor Jigget’s Storytelling Suitcases

Saturday 4th February 2023

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Create with Caroline – Needle Felting

Sunday 5th February 2023

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Liam Spencer: Artist Talk

Thursday 9th February 2023

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

New Beginnings: Artist Workshop

Saturday 11th February 2023

Ticketed

Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: Kinofilm Festival 18th Edition

Thursday 16th February 2023

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Family Printing Workshop

Saturday 18th February 2023

Ticketed

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Jo Clements: Everyone In This Room Is Connected To Everyone In This Room

Saturday 25th February 2023 – Sunday 7th May 2023

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Marjan Wouda: Familiar

Saturday 25th February 2023 – Sunday 7th May 2023

Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: And Then We Danced

Thursday 2nd March 2023

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Spring Antics in the Museum

Saturday 4th March 2023

Ticketed

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