• Fully physically accessible
  • Coach drop off
  • Toilets
  • Lunch facilities

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery

Exciting things are happening at The Whitaker. We are currently closed as a new chapter to our story is written.

Early in 2019 we secured £1.7 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund that will enable us to extend our current building into the adjacent barn and stables creating one large museum, art gallery, cafe and exhibition space. Our current museum exhibitions, housed in our 19th-century Victorian House, are also undergoing transformation.

Completion of the project is expected in Summer 2021 and will see the site become a vibrant hub of local heritage and cultural experiences. We are busy planning our new school learning programme and through our themes of nature, society and creativity our collections will offer a wondrous way to explore cultures past and present. Our redeveloped school sessions will provide cross-curricular learning for all key stages.

We will keep our social media platforms updated as we move through our refurbishment as we will be testing some of our new school sessions and may need your help!

The learning sessions that we are currently offering are below.

Learning Sessions

Meet the Collector

(40 min online session) KS1/2

A virtual session to explore the museum and the curious objects that we care for. Choose from the themes of ‘Curious Objects’ or ‘WW1’.   Sessions link to the National Curriculum and a resource pack is included in the cost of £40 per session.