Friday, 6 May 2016

The Whitaker and why you should go - a poem


Have you heard the word about the Whitaker?
A museum and gallery in Rawtenstall
From natural history, to intrigue and mystery
This place really does have it all.

There’s artistic inspiration if you need it
With a number of exhibitions
It is a great gallery, within our own valley
And getting here isn’t a mission!

We can tempt you with some of our great food
That’s right, a museum with restaurant too
Even a place for lessons, spoken word sessions
Or just sit and soak up the view.

Built in 1840 it has a history you can unlock
Whether you like architecture, art, or both
We’ve been encouraging artistic students too
-         Even making gallery walls their home!

Why not then check out what it’s all about
With a shrunken head and elephant on display
Free at the door, open Weds-Sun ten till four
We look forward to you coming our way.