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Scarborough - Arts and Heritage

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Scarborough has a particularly busy arts community, with numerous little galleries tucked away down side streets, and bigger galleries in the town’s ‘cultural quarter’, which centres on the historical Crescent, just off the main town centre. It boasts a world-class museum – the Rotunda, one of whose founders was William Smith, known as ‘the father of English geology’ – and an internationally regarded theatre, the Stephen Joseph.

It also has a rich and remarkable history, including one of the UK’s most important Mesolithic sites at Star Carr and a pre-eminent place in the development of the seaside resort. Oh, there’s a rather fine English Heritage Castle up on the hill, too…

Woodend Creative Industries Centre

Scarborough

Scarborough's unique office & meeting venue, also offering virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery open to the public 9-5, Monday to Friday.

 
 
Scarborough harbour

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

6 & 8 South Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BP (0 miles, 1 km)

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS (0 miles, 0 km)

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

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Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Crescent Arts

Crescent Arts

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Anne Bronte's Grave

Anne Bronte's Grave

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

Burial site of the late literary icon, Anne Bronte. She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (0 miles, 0 km)

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio Scarborough

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NR (0 miles, 1 km)

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted, cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea.

Terror Tower Scarborough

Terror Tower

21 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

Inspired by the best horror movies Terror Tower is a Haunted House attraction with a serious twist, combining live actors, animated scenes and special effects.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

Scarborough Brewery

Scarborough Brewery

21B, Barrys Lane, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4HA (1 miles, 2 km)

Scarborough Brewery Ltd is a micro brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire Coast.

Harbourside - art Photographs

Aakschipper Images

10 West Pier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

A photographic gallery exhibiting a range of limited edition signed photographic prints, cards & postcards, the work of Yorkshire born artist Graham Rhodes & featuring images of local scenes in an attractive grade II listed property.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 1 km)

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle.

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle

Castle Rise, West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9JY (4 miles, 6 km)

Remains of a medieval manorial centre and later fortified house complex at Ayton Castle.

Douglas Gray Fine Art

Douglas Gray Fine Art

13, York Place,, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NP (0 miles, 0 km)

Award-winning artist Douglas Gray was born in Harrogate in1965 and began his professional artistic career in the study of illustration and enjoyed significant success over a 20-year period.

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET (9 miles, 15 km)

Raven Hall hosts the Ravenscar and Staintondale Evening Church Service every 5th Sunday of the month and also has a Christmas Eve Carol Service open to residents and non-residents.

Scarborough Spa Conference Venue

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Scarborough at War

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH (0 miles, 1 km)

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is an exhibition & information Centre covering ship building, fishing, storms and shipwrecks, pirates and smuggling, superstitions, our connections with the Titanic, WW1 & WW2 and much more.

St Martin on the Hill

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BY (0 miles, 1 km)

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU (4 miles, 7 km)

A Fun Day Out For All the Family For an unforgettable fun-packed family day out, take a trip back in time to a bygone age at the Scarborough Fair Collection.

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Scarborough's unique office & meeting venue also offering virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery open to the public 9-5 Monday to Friday.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery Scarborough

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

18 St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ES (0 miles, 0 km)

Visit the Tracy Savage Galleries & Pottery to discover a wealth of originality, from her Original paintings, Limited Edition Prints, hand made & hand painted Porcelain, wood Sculptures to greetings cards

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1RY (1 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough's finest and most ancient church full of history and beauty. A place of peace once damaged by war as old as Scarborough Castle. Anne Bronte's grave can be seen in the grounds of this medieval church.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Scarborough

The Grand Hotel, Scarborough

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel

Craft and Gift Fairs at the Grand Hotel, The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 4 May - Sat 9 Dec 2017

A craft and gift fair held every Thursday and Saturday (from 4th May) supporting St.Catherine's Hospice Scarborough. Quality crafts and gifts on sale. Free admission Refreshments available Sale is open from 8.30am to 4pm

Kite Festival, Scarborough Castle

Kite Festival

Scarborough Castle, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017

See gigantic kites in flight, watch synchronised demonstrations to music, have a go at making your very own kite!

Scarborough Art Gallery

Lasting Impressions - Printmakers Council Archive

Scarborough Art Gallery, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 25 Mar - Sun 18 Jun 2017

A captivating exhibition celebrating printmakers and their work.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

Lebberston Fields, Field (opposite Jet Service Station ), Lebberston Nr., Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3PB (4 miles, 7 km)

Sun 19 Mar - Sun 15 Oct 2017

Lebberston Car Boot, Opposite The Jet Service Station, A165/B1261 (Scarborough to Filey Rd), Lebberston, YO11 3NX

Scarborough SEA LIFE & Marine Sanctuary

Shark Weeks

Scarborough SEA LIFE Sanctuary, Scalby Mills, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 27 May - Sun 11 Jun 2017

Shark weeks at one of Scarborough's top attractions!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 31 May 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 1 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 3 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

North Yorkshire Open Studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 3 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios invites the public to see inside the usually private world of artists, gain an insight into how they make their work.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 5 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Mon 5 Jun - Thu 14 Sep 2017

Live music through the Summer in the wonderful setting of Scarborough Spa's Suncourt and Grand Hall.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Tue 6 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Wed 7 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Thu 8 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Gal Holiday

Gal Holiday & The Honky Tonk Revue

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 9 Jun 2017

Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Friday 9th June.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 9 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

Al Murray

Al Murray The Pub Landlord: Let’s Go Backwards Tog

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Publican. Politician. Other thing beginning with P. Philosopher, yeah, that. The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense campaign to re-Great Britain.

Movies Meets The Musicals

Movies Meets Musicals: Take Two

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 10 Jun 2017

After a fabulous Summer 2016 season, Tony Peers Productions return to The Spa Theatre to present Movies Meets The Musicals: Take 2!

North Yorkshire Open Studios

North Yorkshire Open Studios 2017

Scarborough Town, Scarborough Town Centre, Scarborough, YO11 2HF (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 - Sun 11 Jun 2017

North Yorkshire Open Studios invites the public to see inside the usually private world of artists, gain an insight into how they make their work.

Underhill Rose

Underhill Rose

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 10 Jun 2017

Underhill Rose, Saturday 10th June at 7:30pm

Dragon Boat

Dragon Boat Races

Wykeham Lakes, Charm Park, Wykeham, North Yorkshire, YO13 9QU (5 miles, 8 km)

Sun 11 Jun 2017

2017 Dragon Boat Races

Lachlan Bryan

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes

Woodend Creative Workspace, The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 11 Jun 2017

Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, 11th June, 7:30pm.

Scalby Fair

Scalby Fair

Scalby Village, High Street, Scalby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0PT (2 miles, 3 km)

Sun 11 - Sun 18 Jun 2017

Scalby Fair, one of the few remaining Village Fairs in the North of England, is a week long festival of entertainment and fun culminating in a large village street fair with over 50 stalls, music, dancing, and children specific attractions.

The Bob Dylan Story

The Bob Dylan Story

Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 11 Jun 2017

The Bob Dylan Story is the new stunning and definitive tribute to a songwriting genius who spoke for a whole generation.