Welcome To The Pannett Art Gallery

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

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 Bridge at Staithes (1902), by John Bowman

You can see further examples of the sensitive paintings of the natural world, and other wonderful artworks of George Soper and his two daughters, Eva and Eileen, to discover more click here: www.thesopercollection.org

Sue Morton ‘Cheek to cheek’


Pannett Art Gallery

We would like to apologise for the building being closed yesterday (a water leak in the building).
However, the Art gallery is now open.  We look forward to seeing you.

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 2024

February 2th – April 7th:   Watching the waves – Maritime Paintings from the Pannett Collections

March 26th – April 5th:  £10 Art Challenge Exhibition

April 9th – May 19th: Sea Pictures by members of Leeds Fine Artists

May 21st – May 26th Stories of the Young People of Eskdale by Eskdale School

May 28th – July 7th : Whitby Art Society – Artwork from Whitby Art Soc members

July 10th – August 25th : Look Closer, see the Extraordinary – Whitby Women of Art and Science 

August 27th – October 6th : Fylingdales Group of Artists – Annual Exhibition

October 8th – Christmas Closing: The Art of Illustration – contemporary designers and artwork from 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.


Job Vacancy

Opportunity to join our team Visitor Welcome and Facility Support Team Member 22.2 hours per week (3 days with some opportunities for flexibility)£11.62 per hour Do you enjoy working with people? Are you passionate about heritage and culture? Are you enthusiastic about keeping our artworks, building, staff and visitors safe? Then this job is for you. Our Visitor Welcome and Facility Support Team is focused upon the efficient and effective...
Rowing Boat on the River Bank, George Weatherill

The Weatherill Gallery has Re-Opened

We are pleased to announce that the Weatherill Family Gallery has re-opened for public viewing.

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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