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.


The Whitaker Museum, Lancashire is a registered charity, you are supporting our venue, activities and programmes, which benefit hundreds of people every year.

Bar & Kitchen at The Whitaker Museum

Make a full day at the museum and book a table at the bar and kitchen.  The perfect place to eat in Rossendale.  A great relaxed environment to enjoy some locally sourced food and drink, with a delicious menu perfect for a weekend brunch, afternoon tea, cocktails, coffee and a fantastic Sunday roast.


Weddings & Events at The Whitaker Museum

What was once the stable block for the original house has been redeveloped into a cultural venue for special cultural events and weddings, attached to the bar and kitchen.  With diverse venue hire the old stables is a great unique venue for any event. 

All of the public and private spaces at The Whitaker have been designed with events in mind. Guests can enjoy food and drink throughout, including the galleries and gardens. 

The Whitaker Museum, Rawtenstall is open:

The Whitaker Museum and Shop
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm, Late night Thursday 10am to 8pm

Bar & Kitchen
Wednesday to Friday: 10am to 4pm (Food: 11am t0 3.30pm)
Late night Thursday:  Open 10am to 8pm (Food: 11am to 7.30pm),
Saturday and Sunday: 10am to 4pm (Breakfast: 10am to 11:30, Food: 12pm to 4pm)

Haslingden Road, Rossendale, England BB4 6RE, United Kingdom