Explore the Riches of the Collection


Explore the Riches of the Collection

Brighten up a cold winters day with a trip to the Pannett Art Gallery to see an amazing selection of artworks from the Pannett’s fabulous collection.

These treasures, on display in our main gallery, are not part of the gallery’s main collections and so not always on show.  This is a wonderful opportunity to explore paintings that help to tell the story of Whitby.

Arranged by theme, you can discover artworks you may not have seen before.

Portraits of people from Whitby’s past include the formal paintings of First World War officer Philip Lawson and of his father John Lawson. Alongside these you can enjoy the impressionist style portrait of Leo Walmsley by Dame Ethel Walker RA and the glorious Portrait of an Unknown Lady, by an unknown artist.

Many beautiful paintings depict the fabulous River Esk, mainly focussing on the mouth of the river and harbour.

There are also many outstanding artworks that illustrate Whitby’s maritime history, as well as the architectural heritage of the town.

This is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy these artworks, many of which have not been exhibited in recent years.

Whether you want to study the paintings, relax in a creative environment, be inspired to make your own artworks, or simply enjoy a distraction from the everyday, there is something in this display to interest everyone.

The Weatherill Gallery will remain closed for the next few weeks. If it is these beautiful paintings that you are looking forward to seeing, please check with the gallery before visiting to find out if they are back on public display.

We want you to feel safe and relaxed when you visit, so we will continue to follow COVID safety procedures, including:

We recommend that our visitors continue wearing a face covering.
We will continue to provide hand sanitiser.
Our staff will continue to wear face coverings in public areas for the foreseeable future.
Entry to the Art Gallery is free and we are open Tuesday – Sunday 10.00am – 4.30pm, with last admission at 4pm.

Afternoon, Whitby, - during lockdown by Colin Cook
Staithes in Late June 10in x 12in oil by David Allen