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Set within tranquil Whitaker Park. Displays include a late Victorian drawing room, fine arts and furniture. Wonderful natural history collection. Discover more about the local and social history of the area.
Changing programme of temporary exhibitions.
Sat, Sun, Tues, Wed and Thurs:
1 pm to 4.30 pm (April to October)
1 pm to 4 pm (November to March)
Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day
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Adult Multi-Pass (1 Adult, 13 venues): £12.00
Family & Friends Multi-Pass (2 Adults, 2 Concessions, 13 venues): £20.00
Prices correct April 2010 but may be subject to change. Please see our website for latest details.
Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Science and Technology, Social History
200 Years of the Tiger and Python - A New Work by Artist Bob Heath
- 16 May 2014 6:30-9pm
The Festival of Wonders events at The Whitaker will centre around the bi-centenary of The Tiger and Python exhibit, 'a remarkable piece of taxidermy', and a rare survival of William Bullock's London Museum, listed in his catalogue of 1814. This event will see the unveiling of a specially commissioned painting of the 'Tiger and the Python' by Artist Bob Heath, accompanied by an exhibition of some of Bob's other work, in particular his portraiture of famous Victorians.
- Family friendly
200 Years of the Tiger and Python - Meet William Bullock and Twilight Treasure Trail
- 17 May 2014 6:30-9pm
This event invites the audience to come and meet William Bullock in person. The man who brought the 'Tiger and Python' to The Whitaker. His parents ran a travelling waxworks, but he went on to become ' traveller, naturalist, and antiquarian of some repute'. He'll tell his story alongside specially created projections and there will also be a related Treasure Trail event in Whitaker Park, and the museum, transporting children and adults to the world of a 19th century collector, and showcasing entomology and taxidermy from the Museum collection. There will also be a 'stuff your own python' workshop!
- Family friendly