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.”

Blue tit by Eva Soper

Image Courtesy of The Soper Collection.

Exploring the Pannett Paintings

7 February – 30 April

Visit the gallery to see some of the wonderful artwork from the Pannett Collection.  This includes recent acquisitions from the Soper Collection.  These beautiful paintings, prints, drawings, illustrations, and ceramics are being publicly displayed in Whitby for the first time.

Through their artwork the Soper Collection tells the story of George Soper (1870 – 1942), and his daughters Eva (1901 – 1990), and Eileen (1905 – 1990).  This talented family were dedicated to revealing the wonder of the British countryside, including the wealth of wildlife they nurtured at their reclusive home.

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.

activity programme updated March

followed by Whitby Art Society. ‘Still Life to Save Lives’ – selling exhibition in aid of the Air Ambulance, starts 3rd May 2023

Pannett Art Gallery

We are now OPEN after the winter break and look forward to seeing you in 2023.


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 2023

Future exhibitions will include:
Exploring the Pannett Paintings – A glimpse at some of the paintings that aren’t normally on display.
7 February – 30 April
Whitby Art Society. ‘Still Life to Save Lives’ – selling exhibition in aid of the Air Ambulance
3 May – 15 June
Caedmon College Whitby – Artwork from Whitby Sixth Form and GCSE students
17 – 18 June
The Natural World – The Artwork of George, Eileen, and Eva Soper
24 June  – 17 September
Fylingdales Group of Artists – Annual Exhibition
19 September  – 29 October
Whitby Art Society – Annual Exhibition
31 October – Christmas Closing

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


Make a Recycled Paper Bird

  Make a Recycled Paper Bird – Join our Drop in Workshop, Saturday 25th March, 1 – 4pm Join artist Charlotte Hill in the gallery, Saturday, 25th March, 1- 4pm to make and decorate your favourite garden bird sculpture using recycled materials.Learn about garden birds, looking at the birds in the Pannett Art Gallery’s collection in this fun drop-in activity.Start by having a good look at the birds in the paintings and ceramics in the...
Rowing Boat on the River Bank, George Weatherill

The Weatherill Gallery is CLOSED

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to close the Weatherill Family Gallery.

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.


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