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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.

 
 
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.

The Spa Scarborough

Scarborough Spa

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

The Spa offers a range of conference suites & entertainment venues including: The Grand Hall seating 2000, home to the Scarborough Spa Orchestra. The Spa Theatre, a 600-seater Victorian Theatre.

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.

North Bay Miniature Railway

North Bay Miniature Railway & Sky Trail

North Bay, 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.

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.

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

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

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.

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.

Woodend

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Lebberston Market and Car Boot Sale

Lebberston Market and Car Boot Sale

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

Lebberston fields are a popular site for various events throughout the season. As well as playing host to the regular market and car boot sales they are also home to the circus.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alum Works: National Trust Centre - Ravenscar

Ravenscar Coastal Centre - Alum Works

Peak Alum Works National Trust Centre, Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (9 miles, 15 km)

Alum shale was first quarried from the hillside in 1650 and enjoyed a successful period of liquor production all the way until 1860. The liquor extracted from the quarry in Ravenscar was used primarily for the tanning and dyeing of leather

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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Scarborough

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough

A Wold View

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 11 Feb - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Limited edition prints by Scarborough artist Peter Watson go on display in the Gallery at the town’s Stephen Joseph Theatre next month.

Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open - Local Art, Local People

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

Sat 21 Jan - Sun 12 Mar 2017

The East Coast open is a chance for anyone from the local community to exhibit their work at Scarborough Art Gallery.

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 27 Feb 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

The Story of Arsenic

Lunchtime Lectures with Tim Tubbs - Feb/March

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

Tue 7 Feb - Tue 7 Mar 2017

Join Tim Tubbs in the handsome, panelled Sitwell Library at Woodend for more Tuesday lunchtimE lectures on popular historical and literary subjects.

Head Above Water

Sea Swim: Head Above Water

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

Sat 18 Feb - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Farrer’s Bar at The Spa displays a series of photographs by Tessa Bunney that show people enjoying tidal pools around Britain’s coastline.

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

My Last Will and Tasty Mint

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 28 Feb 2017

A recent health scare has made Sheffield's finest singer/songwriter (The Times) focus on his mortality...

Skipping

Shrove Tuesday Skipping Day

Scarborough South Bay, South Bay Beach, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 0 km)

Tue 28 Feb 2017

Discover the unique celebration of Shrove Tuesday in Scarborough, when the entire town turns out to skip – yes, you read that right, skip

Ghosts of woodend

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk

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

Wed 1 Mar 2017

Ghosts of Woodend - Paranormal Talk Wednesday 1st March, 1 - 2pm

La La Land at the SJT

La La Land

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 1 Mar 2017

A musical comedy about the relationship between a jazz musician and an aspiring playwright.

Dare devils rides to Jarama

Dare devil rides to Jarama

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 2 Mar 2017

The Story of Clem Beckett, Sportsman and Fighter.

Junior Showbusiness 2017

Junior Showbusiness 2017

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

Presented by Benson's Stage Academy | 3rd to 4th March | YMCA Theatre

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 3 - Sat 4 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Yorkshire Beard Day

Yorkshire Beard Day 2017

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

Sat 4 Mar 2017

The annual folically family friendly fun event for beard growers, lovers and appreciators in and around Yorkshire and visitors from near and far.

Cober Hill

Lace-Making with Jenny Sutcliffe

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR (5 miles, 8 km)

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Try your hand at Lace-Making whilst enjoying a full board stay with us in our tranquil grounds. Monday 6th March - Friday 10th March £312 Non-residents: £90

Cober Hill

Robert Dutton's Expressive Mixed Media Course

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR (5 miles, 8 km)

Mon 6 - Fri 10 Mar 2017

Exciting expressive mixed media painting holiday with International Award Winning Yorkshire artist Robert Dutton. Learn a new skill or perfect an existing one in the tranquil surroundings at Cober Hill.

T2 Trainspotting

T2 Trainspotting

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 6 - Thu 9 Mar 2017

After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie. Directed by Danny Boyle

Jelly Roll Jazz Band

The Jelly-Roll Jazz Band: The Monday Menu With Mus

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

Mon 6 Mar 2017

Relax with the wonderful backdrop of Scarborough’s South Bay whilst listening to some of the very best musical talent that the local area has to offer.

Give Blood

Give Blood: Blood Donation Session

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

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Do something amazing.

Denial

Denial

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 10 - Sat 11 Mar 2017

A dramatisation of the libel case between historian Deborah Lipstadt and Holocaust denier David Irving.

G4

G4 - Live in Concert

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

Fri 10 Mar 2017

G4 - Live in Concert, Scarborough Spa Theatre, Friday 10 March 2017, 7.30pm

Dennis Rollins

Dennis Rollins' Funky Funk! - Boyes Celebrity Conc

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

Sat 11 Mar 2017

Scarborough Area Music Centre present Boyes Celebrity Concert 2017 with Dennis Rollins' Funky Funk!

Empty nesters club

Empty nesters club

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 13 - Sat 18 Mar 2017

Performed in the round! If your children have left home and the nest is empty, this is the group for you!

Jackie

Jackie

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Mon 13 - Thu 16 Mar 2017

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith

Howard Beaumont

Coffee Dance with Howard Beaumont - March 2017

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

Wed 15 Mar 2017

Coffee Dance with Howard Beaumont Wednesday 15th March 2017 10.30am to 12.30pm As seen on Channel 4's Discovering Britain.