The Whitaker

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery
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Set within tranquil Whitaker Park, with rolling views of the Rossendale valley. Displays include a late Victorian drawing room, fine arts and furniture. A wonderful natural history collection, as well as local and social history exhibitions from in and around the Lancashire area.

Changing programme of temporary exhibitions within our modern art gallery.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
09:30am to 5pm

Open: Bank Holiday Mondays
Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day

Admission charges

Admission free

Getting there

By Road: from Manchester we are approximately 2 miles from the end of the M66. At the large roundabout in Rawtenstall on leaving the motorway take the 1st exit and the Whitaker is situated approximately 1/4 mile up on the right hand side.

By Rail: Take the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall. Turn left on leaving the station and head to Haslingden Road, which is the 2nd exit on the large roundabout. The Whitaker is situated approximately 1/4 mile up on the right hand side and only a 5 minute walk from the station.

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.
Liam Spencer Home and Away Exhibition

Liam Spencer 'Home & Away'

  • 21 April — 17 June 2018 *on now

Liam Spencer was born in Burnley in 1964 and studied Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic, graduating in 1986.

Known for his vivid portrayals of urban landscapes, particularly of Manchester, he came to prominence with a solo exhibition at the newly opened Lowry Arts Centre in 2000. Since then he has exhibited widely, most notably a retrospective at Manchester Art Gallery in 2006, and his paintings have been collected avidly. In 2005 he was the subject of a 30-minute documentary on the BBC.

In 2008 Liam was asked to produce the artwork for the UEFA cup final at the City of Manchester stadium. The paintings and drawings were used to produce the cup final identity and were used on the programme, tickets, city centre banners and stadium dressing.

He exhibits regularly in the North West and beyond, and his work can be seen in several public collections, including Manchester City Art Galleries, Salford Museum and Art Gallery, Touchstones Rochdale and Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery in Burnley.

Within his latest exhibition, Home & Away, exclusive to the Whitaker, Liam explores his home patch of Rossendale, alongside work from overseas including New York, Nepal and Australia through a series of paintings, ink drawings and digital art.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.thewhitaker.org/whats-on/2018/4/21/exhibition-liam-spencer-home-and-away

Getting there

By Road: from Manchester we are approximately 2 miles from the end of the M66. At the large roundabout in Rawtenstall on leaving the motorway take the 1st exit and the Whitaker is situated approximately 1/4 mile up on the right hand side.

By Rail: Take the East Lancashire Railway from Bury to Rawtenstall. Turn left on leaving the station and head to Haslingden Road, which is the 2nd exit on the large roundabout. The Whitaker is situated approximately 1/4 mile up on the right hand side and only a 5 minute walk from the station.

The Whitaker
Whitaker Park
Haslingden Road
Rawtenstall
Rossendale
Lancashire
BB4 6RE
England

Website

www.thewhitaker.org

E-mail

General Information

info@thewhitaker.org

Telephone

01706 260785

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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