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.”

Vase of Flowers by Hannah Mayor (1871-1947)

Although the Pannett Art Gallery is closed, we want you to be able to enjoy the paintings in our collection – keep checking the website for regular updates




Pannett Art Gallery team member Lisa admires the painting “Laura” which the gallery recently acquired.

Discover the early career of the trailblazing artist, Dame Laura Knight

A unique exhibition at the Pannett Art Gallery, Whitby

The exhibition of works by Laura and her husband Harold, painted during their time at Staithes includes the beautiful and enigmatic painting of Laura, by Harold, painted at about the time of their marriage. 

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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With the Pannett Art Gallery being closed, we are finding alternative ways of showing you some fabulous works of art.

The members of Whitby Art Society have been working hard to create wonderful paintings, prints, drawings, textiles and more, for their annual exhibition at the Pannett which this year was themed around the seasons.  We are terribly disappointed not to be able to show these wonderful artworks in the gallery this spring. However, the Art Society do have a fantastic Web Site www.whitbyartsociety.weebly.com/exhibitions.html and you can see a virtual exhibition of some of these art works there, which, in keeping with the original aim, is displayed in four sections.

The Art Society website is being updated regularly so do keep checking for further updates.







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

The Pannett Art Gallery is closed, please keep checking the website for updates.

The Kindness of Strangers and Friends
Paintings from the Pannett Collection              Cancelled
The Four Seasons – Whitby Art Society            Cancelled
Caedmon College Student’s display                    Cancelled
Smell the Sea, Feel the Sky: Post Card Exhibition      
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
Botanical Prints – Captain Cook Museum          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.


Pannett Art Gallery is Closed – William Gilbert Foster

  Pannett Art Gallery is Closed - William Gilbert Foster  Although the Pannett Art Gallery is closed, we want you to be able to enjoy the paintings in our collection - keep checking the website for regular updates.   You might not be able to visit the Pannett Art Gallery at the moment but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some beautiful paintings. Whilst the gallery has to remain closed, we will do our best to keep showing...
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.