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.”

Whalers – Richard Lees

Whalers is a print re- imagining of Moby Dick as a story about human greed, toxic masculinity and the fatal consequences of waging war on nature – spoiler alert, in Melville’s book, the white whale sinks the whaling ship, killing all but one of the crew. Drawing directly on the life or death environmental crisis we now face, my prints depict some of the dark forces that have brought us to this cliff edge as well as the inevitable human tragedies that follow.

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.

Whitby Art Society Annual Exhibition

….starting 12th July

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 2022

Future exhibitions will include:
Pannett Art Gallery Collection
8 Feb – 3 April
Juneau Project Community creative consultation
– Exploring the Esk
1 March – 3 April
John Tindale Photography competition
– A Vision of Whitby
7 April.– 1 May
CCW exhibition
7 May – 12 May
Richard Lees – Printmaker
17 May –10 July
Whitby Art Society
12 July – 21 August
Environmentally themed Open Exhibition
23 Aug – 9 October
Fylingdales Group of Artists
11 Oct – 27 November

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


Unforeseen Closure

  Art Gallery & Museum Closed Saturday 2nd July Due to unforeseen circumstances Pannett Art Gallery and Whitby Museum will be closed on Saturday 2nd July 2022. We will also be closing early today, Thursday 30th June, at 3.30pm. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you into the gallery and museum soon. Pannett Art Gallery, Pannett Park, Whitby YO21 1RE 01947 600933                      ...
Rowing Boat on the River Bank, George Weatherill

Temporarily Closed

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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