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Children's Activity Event, Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017


Rotunda Museum

Rotunda Museum


On 29 August 1829 the Rotunda Museum opened its doors for the education and entertainment of visitors to Scarborough. Thanks to the determination and financial support from local philanthropists, geologists, enthusiasts and local Scarborough societies, the Borough holds a fascinating collection of historical and geological significance that is nationally renowned. It is now recognised as an iconic building and centre of excellence for geology and palaeontology.

We wouldn't be where we are today without our local supporters, and so over this August bank holiday weekend we’ll be hosting a series of events to mark the milestone birthday and acknowledge the role that local societies played in our history.

On the Saturday and Sunday come along to enjoy hands on family friendly activities - including fossil handling and specimen identification - and interactive displays from societies and their specialists including;

• The Scarborough Field Naturalist Society
• The Whitby Naturalists’ Club
• The Rotunda Geology Group
• The Scarborough Archaeological Historical Society
• The Scarborough Photographic Society

Plus, we'll be giving away a special piece of Rotunda ‘birthday rock’ to take away with you. Yum!

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

£3 for a year pass for both the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 26 - Sun 27 Aug 2017


Admission fee may apply.


Vernon Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2PS



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Map reference: TA 042884  Lat: 54.28063 Long: -0.40105

By road:
Follow signs for Scarborough town centre and then for the Railway Station. With Station on your right facing down towards the town centre, take a right turn at the traffic lights onto Valley Bridge Road and bare left. Turn left at giveway onto Somerset Terrace. At traffic lights go straight on and then at roundabout take third exit onto Vernon Road. Continue down hill. At roundabout take first exit onto Valley Road. The Rotunda is to your left.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

£3 for a year pass for both the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery