Visit The Whitaker Museum in Lancashire – Free admission

The Whitaker Museum has been part of the cultural life of the Rossendale Valley for over one hundred years.  Set in the beautiful Whitaker Park in Rawtenstall, it’s a great day out for all.  A traditional and contemporary a museum, but with a modern twist. Free day out for the whole family in Lancashire. 

The Whitaker Museum in Lancashire has redeveloped all of its existing galleries, and created new opportunities for people to connect with art, culture, and one another.  With current contemporary artists from up and down the country exhibiting in the galleries.  From artist events to museum tours to workshops to film nights, explore what the Whitaker has coming up by downloading the latest what’s on guide.

The Whitaker Museum, Rawtenstall has a growing friendly team of volunteers who provide and share the passion to provide a unique, quirky, space rich in heritage and culture.  The contribution and dedication of the volunteers enables the Whitaker to provide a sustainable museum that is freely available to everyone.  The Whitaker offer a wide range of roles at the museum, bringing together a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences.


What The Whitaker Museum has to offer?

• Free entry to the museum
• Workshops
• Exhibitions
• Gallery Shop


• Party hire
• Corporate away day hire
• Changing rooms
• Large free car park
• Disability car parking spaces


• Fully accessible activities 
• Accessible toilet facilities
• Accessible onsite car park
• Baby changing facilities

The Whitaker Museum is open:

Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-8pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 10am-4pm