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Activities at The Whitaker

Heritage Open Weekend

Join us for a weekend of behind the scenes tours, talks & family crafts. Also, find out more about joining our volunteer team.

More details of the weekend will be shared nearer to the date.
  • Dates
    Saturday 10th September 2022 – Sunday 11th September 2022
  • Tickets

    Various Times.
    Suitable for all ages.

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

What's On

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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

Islamic Art Workshop – Turkish Floral Motifs

Saturday 2nd July 2022

Ticketed

Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: Petite Maman

Thursday 7th July 2022

Ticketed

Free Entry

The Friends of Rossendale Museum

Thursday 7th July 2022

Contemporary Art Exhibitions

Sixty Drawings + Ten: Curated Conversation

Thursday 14th July 2022

Ticketed

Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: West Side Story

Thursday 21st July 2022

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Explore!

Saturday 23rd July 2022 – Thursday 25th August 2022

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Films at The Whitaker

Films at The Whitaker: In The Aisles

Thursday 4th August 2022

Ticketed

Activities at The Whitaker

Create with Caroline

Saturday 6th August 2022

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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Activities at The Whitaker

Performance Art at The Whitaker

Saturday 27th August 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

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

Thursday 8th September 2022

Ticketed

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