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Special events & exhibitions


Hild - St Hilda of Whitby

This exhibition takes the visitor through what we know of Hilda's life, from birth to death. She lived in Northumbria in the 7th century AD and our information about her comes almost all from the Venerable Bede. The exhibition is illustrated with photographs of stained glass windows, mostly local, and with specially-commissioned artworks, and also contains objects uncovered in the archaeological investigations at Whitby in the 1920s.

This exhibition opens at Easter.


From Fancy Shoes to Fisherman's Boots - 200 years of Whitby Footwear

This exhibition is in the costume gallery. If anyone has any footwear of interest please contact the volunteers in the costume gallery.


Pannett Art Gallery Exhibitions 2017

The Pannett Art Gallery is run by Whitby Town Council (not the Whitby Literary & Philosophical Society). However because of its proximity to the Museum and interest to Museum visitors the exhibition programme for 2017 is given below. Admission is free. Information courtesy of Ms. Helen Berry, Curator.

Please note, all information is correct at the time of writing but may be subject to change. Please phone before making a special journey to visit any exhibition. TEL (01947) 600933/FAX (01947) 820227 or E MAIL: pannettgallery@hotmail.co.uk

Whitby Art Society 31 March - 7 May
Whitby Community College 13 May - 21 May
Staithes Group (selling exhibition) 26 May - 18 June
Fylingdales Group of Artists 20 June - 23 July
Painting Exhibition 25 July - 27 August
Leeds Fine Artists 29 August - 1 October
Gifted (Craft Exhibition) 3 October - 5 November
Christmas Display 10 November - 10 December
Permanent Collection 15 December - Spring 2018


Pannett Park Events 2017

Easter in the Park Wednesday 12 April11 am - 1.30 pm
Pannett Day Wednesday 26 July11 am - 3 pm
Halloween Wednesday 25 Oct11 am - 1 pm