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The Whitaker

Type:Arts, Crafts & Galleries

Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

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Tel: 01706 260 785

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The Whitaker

The Whitaker museum and art gallery, aims to foster inclusive, vibrant communities that thrive within their natural environment.

The Whitaker is as much about the future as it is about the past.  Building on an exploration of the past and the present,  The Whitaker is a place for people to take part in the development of the community.  It is a place for people to share their hopes and visions of a better future, and to work together to create the community they want to live in.

Based in the scenic Whitaker Park and gardens, also joined with the bar and kitchen, The Whitaker is the perfect trip out.

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Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free admissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00*
Thursday10:00 - 20:00*
Friday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Saturday, 1st January 2022 - Saturday, 31st December 2022

The Whitaker Film ClubFilm Club at the Whitaker takes place in the brilliant new facility (extra screen size and extra seating area). Film Club will take place once a month. Check the website for upcoming titles.
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Saturday, 22nd October 2022 - Sunday, 18th December 2022

Joanna Whittle: On Shifting Ground
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Saturday, 22nd October 2022 - Sunday, 18th December 2022

Selma Makela: Future Haunting
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Saturday, 26th November 2022 - Saturday, 17th December 2022

Moonsmile: Friendship Can Be AnywhereBlending music with puppetry, mask, circus and play this non-verbal performance will immerse audiences in storytelling, creating a space for imagination to thrive.
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Thursday, 8th December 2022 - Thursday, 8th December 2022

Blackburn Chamber Choir at ChristmasThe Whitaker are excited to be welcoming back the amazing Blackburn Chamber Choir performing their Christmas programme.
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Thursday, 8th December 2022 - Thursday, 8th December 2022

Blackburn Chamber Choir at Christmas
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Saturday, 10th December 2022 - Saturday, 10th December 2022

Create with Caroline: Jesmonite JewelleryLearn all about working with this eco-friendly version of concrete and create your own masterpieces to take home.
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Wednesday, 14th December 2022 - Wednesday, 14th December 2022

Films at The Whitaker: Casablanca
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Thursday, 22nd December 2022 - Sunday, 19th February 2023

Liam Spencer: Irwell: Afterlife
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Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsCultural Venue/Organisation Award Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2015
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Cultural Venue/Organisation Award Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist 2018 - Cultural Venue/Organisation Award 2018
  • Sub-Regional Awards2021 Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Cultural Venue  Award 2021 Lancashire Tourism Awards Finalist Cultural Venue Award 2021
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2021 - Cultural Venue Lancashire Tourism Awards Winner 2021 - Cultural Venue 2022

Directions

Road Directions

Situated on the A681 Haslingden to Rawtenstall road, close to Rawtenstall centre and the East Lancashire Railway station. 

Public Transport Directions

The East Lancashire Railway line from Bury via Ramsbottom runs at weekends, and Whitaker Park and The Whitaker is just 5 minutes walk from the station.

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