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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…

Aakschipper Images

Scarborough

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.

 
 
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Clock Tower

Clock Tower

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Moonlight

Moonlight

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

Mon 27 - Tue 28 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

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.

Burton

Burton

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

Wed 29 Mar 2017

An acclaimed one-man show portraying actor Richard Burton in his own words, from humble beginnings to Hollywood. Burton vividly presents the life of the great Welsh actor in his own words from humble beginnings to Hollywood mega-stardom.

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

The Old Parcels Office, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 29 - Fri 31 Mar 2017

Snow Queen is a full-length, original musical which is both hilarious and poignant in turns and has been created by the team that brought you ‘Summer’s Edge’. The musical will be presented in the Old Parcels Office gallery space.

Moonlight

Moonlight

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

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Moonlight chronicles the life of a young man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world.

The Jerseys

The Jerseys - Oh What A Nite!

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

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Direct from Viva Blackpool - A Celebration Of The Amazing Music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons

Mayors Ball

Mayor's Ball

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

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The Mayor, along with members of the Rotary Club of Scarborough are delighted to host the Annual Mayor’s Ball on Friday, 31 March from 7pm in Scarborough Spa's Ocean Room.

Music Hall Tavern

Paul Carroll’s Music Hall Tavern

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

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The UK's premier comedy family drag variety show is back with A Brand New Fabulous Show for 2017!

The Jukes

The Jukes - Down at the Diner

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

Fri 31 Mar 2017

A king sized portion of the best loved American music from the 50s and 60s | YMCA Theatre

Derek Ryan

Derek Ryan In Concert

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

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Derek Ryan | 1st April | YMCA Theatre

Woodend

Ranagri

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

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Woodend Unplugged with Ranagri Saturday 1st April, 7:30pm

Snow Queen

Snow Queen

The Old Parcels Office, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1TN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 1 Apr 2017

Snow Queen is a full-length, original musical which is both hilarious and poignant in turns and has been created by the team that brought you ‘Summer’s Edge’. The musical will be presented in the Old Parcels Office gallery space.

The Music of James Taylor and Carole King

You’ve Got A Friend - The Music of James Taylor

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

Sat 1 Apr 2017

From the creators of the smash hit WEST END show ‘The Simon & Garfunkel Story’ comes a brand new theatre experience celebrating two of the World’s greatest songwriters of all time - James Taylor and Carole King.

Easter Break

Easter Break

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

Mon 3 - Fri 28 Apr 2017

Why not join us for an Easter Break at Cober Hill? Inclusive of a day trip to Farndale to see the Daffodils! £308pp Full Board or £268.00pp DBB Monday - Thursday. Call Reception on 01723 870310 to book.

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 3 Apr 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.

Cober Hill

Jewellery-Making with Shonagh Moore

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

Wed 5 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Come and join Shonagh Moore for a jewellery making course here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

University of Hull, Scarborough Campus

Rotunda Geology Group

University of Hull Scarborough, Filey Road, Scarborough, YO11 3AZ (1 miles, 2 km)

Thu 6 Apr 2017

Exceptional Fossil, preservation of the Cambrian explosion in North Greenland.

Magic of Dance 2017

Magic of Dance 2017

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

Fri 7 - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Presented by Yorkshire Coast School of Ballet | 7th - 8th April | YMCA Theatre

Cober HIll

Stained Glass with Neil Kershaw

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

Fri 7 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Come and join Neil Kershaw for a stained glass course here at Cober Hill. Our tranquil surroundings will enable you to make the most of your creativity. Relax and unwind while meeting new people and discovering hidden talents.

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

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

Fri 7 - Sat 8 Apr 2017

Two day course learning to weave your own willow garden structures. Price is for the two days as a non-resident. should you wish to stay over, book with reception separately.

Sci Fi Scarborough

Sci Fi Scarborough 2017

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

Sat 8 - Sun 9 Apr 2017

Sci-Fi Scarborough is back for the fourth year in the beautiful Victorian Spa over the weekend of Sat 8th & Sun 9th April 2017, SFS is the must go to convention of the year....