Special Events

Special events & exhibitions

Whitby and the Cosmos

Exhibition 16th February to 20th July

Sponsored by the Royal Society as part of their places of science scheme, this exciting exhibition will showcase the importance of Whitby and the surrounding area in scientific research both above and below ground.

The centrepiece of the exhibition will be the ZEPLIN III dark matter detector which was used at Boulby Underground Laboratory until 2011 and has been donated to the Museum by Imperial College London. The exhibition will tell the story of the remarkable and internationally important work taking place at Boulby. More than a kilometre below the earth’s surface the laboratory is the only facility in the UK where studies into the universe’s dark matter can be carried out almost entirely free of interference from natural background radiation.

But Whitby’s scientific contribution goes much further back than that. In 1768 Captain James Cook’s voyage was commissioned by the Royal Society to map the transit of Venus. This allowed astronomers to calculate the distance from the earth to the sun and other planets. The exhibition will highlight Captain Cook’s role as an innovator in scientific exploration whose work contributed to our current understanding of the universe.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 16th February and run until 20th July.

We are extremely grateful to the Royal Society, Imperial College London, Boulby Underground Laboratory and ICL (owners of Boulby Mine) for their help and support in staging this exciting exhibition.


Pannett Art Gallery Exhibitions 2018

The Pannett Art Gallery is managed by Whitby Town Council . The programme for forthcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery is given below. Admission is free. Information courtesy of the Art Gallery Curator, Ms. Helen Berry.

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. If no answer from this number, please try Whitby Town Council on (01947) 820227 or Email: pannett.gallery@whitbytowncouncil.gov.uk.

The Pannett Art Gallery website is at http://www.pannettartgallery.org

Sea Around Us

Whitby Art Society

Paintings by the Staithes Group

Havens & Harbours – Frank Henry Mason

Annie Bostwick

Fylingdales Group of Artists

Whitby Art Society – Self Portraits

Out of the Darkness

9 January – 19 March

23 March – 20 May

24 May – 10 June

15 June – 29 July

31 July – 2 September

4 September – 7 October

9 October – 4 November

6 November – Christmas

Pannett Park Events 2019

Whitby Museum is situated in the wonderful surroundings of Pannett Park.

To find out more about the Park and also about the work done by the Friends of Pannett Park take a look at their website https://www.pannettpark.co.uk/home

Easter in the Park Wednesday 24 April 11 am – 1pm
Pannett Day Wednesday 24 July 11 am – 3 pm
Halloween Wednesday 30 October 11am – 1pm
Christmas Tree Lights Wednesday 11 December 3.30pm