The Whitaker Art Gallery & Museum

Rossendale, United Kingdom


  • Haslingden Road
  • Rawtenstall
  • Rossendale
  • England
  • BB4 6RE
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Wednesday - Sunday, 9.30am until 5pm

Travel Information

Tube / Metro: n/a
Bus: 464
Train: Rawtenstall


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The award-winning Whitaker Gallery & Museum is set in beautiful park grounds in Rawtenstall, in the centre of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire.  It is a multi-purpose venue which celebrates the area’s varied and amazing heritage whilst providing a dynamic, challenging and diverse programme of events, exhibitions and educational activities, connecting cultures and communities past and present.  It also houses a characterful and busy café restaurant, offering everything from a quick coffee to a three-course meal in stunning surroundings.  The Whitaker was built in 1840 and rescued from closure in 2013, embarking on a journey of restoration and enhancement under the leadership of a newly formed ‘Whitaker Group’.  It is run as a ‘not-for-profit’ community organisation, operated by a niche in-house team and an army of volunteers.

Exhibiting Artists