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Special events & exhibitions



Our Current Exhibition

'Whitby NOW and THEN' - A photographic exhibition running from 21st January 2014 until the end of May

The exhibtion comprises modern images from the recent competition together with corresponding vintage images from the Museum's archive collection. We hope this will produce a fascinating picture of the changes in all aspects of local life over the past 150 years.

Abbey & figures
Bathing machines in snow
Beach scene & Spa ca.1900
Dockend to AbbeyUnveiling Caedmon Cross

A DVD with over 500 images from the exhibition is on sale for only £5 or for £9 including the Lit. & Phil. calendar for 2014.
It is also possible to order copies of the photographs from this exhibition at the following prices :
   Postcard (approx. 6 x 4 inches)    £ 3
   A5 (approx. 8 x 6 inches)          £ 5
   A4 (approx. 11 x 8 inches)         £10
Please find form for ordering photographs in the exhibition room.

Brunswick Street & Flowergate corner Crescent Avenue
Eastcliff from Spion Kop

Future Exhibitions

Future exhibitions planned (dates and titles liable to change) include -

Annual activities

Einstein's birthday
Every year in March (12th, 13th & 14th in 2014, the subject being About the Future) we run 2-3 days of hands-on science experiments for very young primary schoolchildren from local schools in the Normanby Room. This is to celebrate Einstein's birthday (he was born on 14th March 1879). This is usually a highly successful event enjoyed not only by the children but also by those running it.


Pannett Art Gallery Exhibitions

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 2014 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

22nd March - 5th MayWhitby Art Society
9th May - 18th MayWhitby Community College
21st May - 2nd JulyFylingdales Group of Artists
5th July - 20th JulyStaithes Artists
23rd July - 31st AugustRNLI Hope in the Great War (including Whitby Art Society Rohilla Paintings)
2nd September - 28th SeptemberPaintings inspired by the Park
(title to be confirmed)
3rd October - 16th NovemberGuild of Enamellers - Jewellery
(title to be confirmed)
21st November - 19th DecemberReflections - invited artists reflect on the Centenary of the outbreak of World War One