The Whitaker | Day Out With The Kids

The Whitaker

Rawtenstall, Lancashire, England

  • The Whitaker
  • The Whitaker
  • The Whitaker

Attraction Information

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  • Parks and Playgrounds icon Parks and Playgrounds

Ages: all ages

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Set in a stunning park area in the heart of Rossendale Valley, The Whitaker (previously Rossendale Museum & Art Gallery) is a local Lancashire gem where you can easily spend a few fun hours with the kids. For one, the animals in the taxidermy display are always a hit with the youngsters! 

Interested in learning? Discover the heritage of the region, as well as curious artefacts from all over the country in the Natural History Museum. Oh, and make sure you check out the latest exhibition at the art gallery! Fancy playing outside? The Whitaker museum is surrounded by wonderful woodlands for you to explore, plus, there’s a kids’ play area, perfect for outdoor fun.

Tired out & hungry? The museum has a lovely cafe on site where you can relax and enjoy a healthy meal with the little ones. Thanks to the lovely volunteers who work at The Whitaker, you’ll have a nice and pleasant day out!  

  • Natural History museum and art gallery
  • Set in a park, perfect for outdoor play
  • Helpful and friendly staff


  • Restaurant Restaurant Onsite
  • Picnics Picnics Allowed
  • Toilets Toilets Available
  • Baby Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Disabled Toilets Available
  • Wheelchair Wheelchair Friendly
  • Pushchair Pushchair Friendly
  • Parking Parking Available On-site

Getting There and Contact Information


Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE, England


Click here to visit The Whitaker's website
01706 260785

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Wednesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Free Admission
Suggested donation £3.00

More Information

Pets allowed

Dogs are welcome