The Whitaker

The Whitaker
Whitaker Park



General Information


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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.

Venue Type:


Opening hours

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

Admission charges

Admission free

Why not enjoy some of our other Lancashire Museums and get an Xplorer Ticket? Where will your journey take you?

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.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Music, Science and Technology, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Doug Binder – From The Life

  • 18 April — 24 May 2015 *on now

Douglas Binder achieved renown in the sixties as one of the ‘young contemporaries’, and as co-founder of the iconic underground design group ‘Binder , Edwards and Vaughan’. B.E.V was a significant influence on the graphics of the era. When the group broke up – ‘excess living’ was the verdict on Binder’s doctor. He returned to painting, achieving critical success in America.

Returning to the north of England, leaving London and teaching at St Martins, he became the founding curator of the renowned Dean Clough Galleries in Halifax. Throughout this period he resumed his first love – life painting, believing that studying the model remains a vital discipline. His role as ‘Painter in Residence’ at Dean Clough enables him to hold weekly session in the newly appointed life room.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Tiger in the attic, Whitaker Museum

Weird and Wonderful Things in the Museum Attic

  • 14 May 2015 7-9pm

Come on a very special guided tour of The Whitaker’s attic and see the weird and wonderful things hidden there. Unearth natural history, Victoriana, textiles, swords and who knows what else? The Whitaker has a truly wonderful attic packed full of lost treasures and peculiar artefacts that have only ever been seen by a few people. And with over 60% of its collection not on display you might come across something really special.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+