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.”

First Flowers Poster

We are delighted to continue showing First Flowers, the fabulous exhibition of botanical prints from the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, 18 May – 17 June.

First Flowers – an exhibition of botanical prints from The Captain Cook Memorial Museum

The exhibition ‘First Flowers: Joseph Banks’ Florilegium’ features beautiful prints showing plants gathered by Joseph Banks on James Cook’s first voyage around the world 1768 – 1771.

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.

The Four Seasons

22 June – 30 July       ‘Watch This Space’ – An eclectic mix of artwork by members of Whitby Art Society

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

Future exhibitions will include:
18 May – 17 June
“First Flowers” Botanical Prints – Captain Cook Museum
22 June – 30 July       
‘Watch This Space’ – Whitby Art     Society   
3 August – 24 September   
COASTAL –  Paintings by Jo and Hannah Chesterman 
28 September – 22 October        
Fylingdales Group of Artists 
2 November – 17 December      
Exploring the Collection        

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


The Art Gallery Is Reopening

  We are overjoyed that from 18th May we are able to re-open the gallery and welcome you back in to the building.  Initially, our opening hours will be Tuesday – Friday 10.30am - 4.30pm with last admission at 4pm. This may be subject to change so do continue to check the website for any updates. We have taken various measures to ensure your safety during your visit including; an increased cleaning regime; sanitiser points around the...
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.


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