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The Whitaker

Haslingden Rd, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE, UK

Museums
Art Galleries

About The Whitaker

A beautiful Museum & Art Gallery in the heart of the scenic Rossendale valley.  It was set in a beautiful park at the center of the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire. This little 'gem' of the valley was originally built in 1840.  You can wander through our museum you will encounter our infamous Tiger and Python scene, the two animals locked in a battle to the death! Discover our changing program of art exhibitions, dine in our café.



Attractions near The Whitaker

Ski Rossendale0.42km from The Whitaker

The ski resort Rossendale is a winter sports centre that the whole family can enjoy whatever the season. It is located in North West England. For skiing and snowboarding, there are 0.7 km of slopes available. 3 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 242 and 285 m.

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum2.89km from The Whitaker

Helmshore Textile Mill tells the fascinating stories of wool, cotton and the Industrial Revolution. Imagine the hard lives of the mill workers and relish the opportunity to see spellbinding historic machinery in motion. Witness Its spellbinding historic machinery in action; where the noisy clicks, clunks, thumps, and distinctive scents will transport you to another era.

Haworth Art Gallery5.86km from The Whitaker

Haworth Art Gallery is Lancashire’s finest Arts & Crafts house and garden. It was designed by the architect, Walter Brierley and houses the internationally important Tiffany Glass Museum, Accrington Art Gallery and artists studios in the former stables. The museum also has a collection of mainly 19th-century oil paintings and watercolours including works by Frederic, Lord Leighton, Claude Joseph Vernet, John Frederick Herring and others.

Singing Ringing Tree7.78km from The Whitaker

This incredible bit of engineering is part sculpture, part musical instrument. It is a 3-meter-tall, wind-powered musical sculpture made of galvanized steel pipes, it stands high above the English town of Burnley. The pipes swirl to form the shape of a tree bent and blown by the wind, and produce an eerie, melodious hum as the constant wind on Crown Point drifts through them.

Oswaldtwistle Mills8.03km from The Whitaker

Oswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village in Lancashire that has something to amaze, charm and intrigue visitors of all ages.  We have over 100 retail concessions selling everything from arts and craft supplies to gadgets to furniture to locally produced foods, and everything in between.  The company is based in an historic cotton mill in the East Lancashire village of Oswaldtwistle and was one of the first mill shopping villages in Lancashire.

Towneley Hall.9.55km from The Whitaker

Towneley Hall historic house, art gallery and museum located in 400 acres of beautiful parkland provides all the ingredients for a fun, educational and adventurous day out. It houses an eclectic collection including an Egyptian mummy, the Whalley Abbey vestments, Lancashire-made oak furniture, Pilkington Pottery and the Towneley Bear.  There are also so many other things to see and feel around.

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Lancashire is a ceremonial county and geographical area in North West England. The county has some spectacular coastal landscapes, from the stunning sweep of Morecambe bay to the gay promenade of Blackpool - a popular seaside resort since Victorian times. Morecambe bay has over 120 sq miles of mud flats, home to a wide range of sea birds and wildlife, forming an important northern winter sanctuary.