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The Whitaker Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Driven past this place thousands of times and never knew it was there. Lovely food and great park... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jayne H
Todmorden, United Kingdom
Amazing place

I love the museum, wander round the park call in for lunch and a beer. Plenty of parking. I love... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Chris A
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Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Rossendale BB4 6RE, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driven past this place thousands of times and never knew it was there. Lovely food and great park. Will definately visit again.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jayne H
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I love the museum, wander round the park call in for lunch and a beer. Plenty of parking. I love the exhibits but that is probably from my childhood.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris A
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

A big thumbs up to the chef and his team at the Whitaker, the roast dinner is to die for. I had confit duck which was sooo tasty, absolutely fell off the bone & melted in my mouth. My husband chose the roast beef which...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

The museum has stuffed animals, a few portraits, and artefacts from the local area, but it feels like it's not really cared about. There is no interaction, no curator to ask questions. It felt like the museum was just a nuisance taking space away from...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LGDaley
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This local facility is outstanding it offers a museum and often exhibitions together with a restaurant. Very good coffee, my only criticism would be the choice on the menu had become rather too limited. I found it much better when you could enjoy a lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

really nice place for a bite to eat and a drink or even just a coffee in the day, lovely surroundings here in the valley, worth a wee trip even with the kids

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Anna H
Reviewed August 15, 2018

The museum was very well maintained and the art exhibition on when we visited was great, but the highlight is the restaurant. Even if you're not into the cultural daytrip, go for the food. Potentially the best burger I've ever had: made with rump steak...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Holli C
Reviewed April 14, 2018

We were lucky enough to catch he tail end of the exhibition of work by Caroline Johnson and Alastair Price which featured lots of super portraits and drawings of the local area, especially Manchester. Clearly the next show may not be as good, so the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

It was our first visit to The Whitaker and we received a great welcome from Julian who gave us some background on the museum. This little museum has got some fascinating collections including local history and natural history. I had a few favourite items -...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank K5303JCjulied
Reviewed February 14, 2018

called in for lunch with another couple to find that the lunch menu had changed since we booked, and the one presented was far more limited. Not sure where the chef did his training because most of the menu was written in such flowery prose...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Response from Trevor C | Reviewed this property |
I am sure that they will go out of their way to help and assist you.They,the staff, appeared to be very caring people.I hope that you enjoy and remember that it is minutes by foot or wheelchair to the steam train... More