Welcome To The Pannett Art Gallery

The Art Gallery was a gift to Whitby from Alderman Pannett “for the reception and preservation of my water colour drawings, and works of art.”

The Kindness of Strangers (and Friends)

1 February – 22 March 2020

The Pannett Art Gallery exists today because of the generosity of Alderman Robert Elliott Pannett (1834 – 1920).  All the artworks currently on display have been given or bequeathed to the Gallery or purchased with money donated to the Art Gallery.




The Bridge at Staithes (1902), by John Bowman

There is always a selection of work by the amazing Staithes Group of Artists on display. These British Impressionists painted as a group, in Whitby and along the Yorkshire coast, c. 1894 – 1909.


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The Four Seasons            

28 March – 10 May

Original art works by members of Whitby Art Society, created especially for this exhibition.






Pannett Art Gallery facade

Pannett Art Gallery is set in the peaceful and charming grounds of Pannett Park in the centre of Whitby. The gallery has an eclectic mix of 19th and 20th Century paintings on permanent display.



Pannett Art Gallery Exhibition Programme 2020

Paintings from the Pannett Collection                1 February – 22 March
Whitby Art Society:The Four Seasons                28 March – 10 May
Caedmon College Student’s display                    16 – 21 May
Post Card Exhibition – Celebrating Whitby       26 May – 5 July
Paintings of the Staithes Group of Artists          10 – 26 July
Celebrating Pannett                                             28 July – 30 August                 
Fylingdales Group of Artists                                1 September – 4 October
Captain Cook Museum, Botanical Prints            6 October – 13 December
Pannett Collection                                               February – March 2021

Please note: all dates are correct at time of going to press.  Please contact the gallery to confirm before making a special journey.


Staithes Stories Project

  National Lottery Heritage Fund for Staithes Stories Project The Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby, is delighted to have...
Rowing Boat on the River Bank, George Weatherill

Two generations of Weatherill artists painted in Whitby and area throughout the 19th and early 20th Century. We have an extensive collection of their intricate and delicate paintings on display in the Weatherill Gallery.