Special Events

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.

From Fancy Shoes to Fisherman’s Boots – 200 years of Whitby Footwear

This exhibition is in the costume gallery until the end of 2017. If anyone has any footwear of interest please contact the volunteers in the costume gallery.

Some of the information from the exhibition can be found here.  There is also a list of Whitby shoemakers shops taken from census returns of the 19th century here.

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

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

Pannett Day Wednesday 26 July 11 am – 3 pm
Halloween Wednesday 25 Oct 11 am – 1 pm