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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…

Scarborough

A great all weather attraction. Interactive displays offer a fascinating insight into Scarborough’s Dinosaur Coast, the town’s history and the story of William Smith, ‘the father of English Geology’.

 
 
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD (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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Scarborough north bay

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Scarborough

Animated Objects - Seafest Scarborough

Animated Objects Theatre Company - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of Seafest Scarborough, Animated Objects Theatre Company are bringing a new creation to Seafest this year; a giant puppet called Wayfarer.

Seafest, Scarborough

Art drop in workshops - Seafest

North Wharf, Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join artists Wendy Belshaw and Gillian Martin for some seaside themed craft projects. Get creative and make your very own treasure chests, stained glass window pictures and peg creatures to take home.

View from Oliver's Mount

Barry Sheene Road Race Festival

Oliver's Mount, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2YW (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the Barry Sheene International Race Festival.

Seafest Scarborough

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Great Yorkshire Brewery Ale Tent at the Seafest once again is host to some fantastic foot tapping live music.

Hands on History, Scarborough Castle

Hands on History – Medieval

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

Sat 22 Jul - Fri 4 Aug 2017

The Hands on History crew have a range of medieval activities for you to try. From dressing up and craft activities, to dancing and sword fights – there’s something for everyone!

Hidden Horizons

Hidden Horizons - Seafest

North Wharf, Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Hidden Horizons team to explore the natural world around us, from dinosaurs, to rock-pools, to space and beyond...fun for all the family.

Impossible Arts with Rogues Gallery

Impossible Arts - Seafest

North Wharf, Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Place your face in an animated Rogues Gallery merging with a different body in ever changing permutations. Will you be a toff or a convict, a barista or a barrister? more at www.impossible.org.uk/rogues-gallery

Seafest, Scarborough

Kids Activities - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

There’s plenty for the kids to do at this years Seafest.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

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

Sun 23 Jul 2017

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

Peasholm Park

Music in the Park - Sunday Brass Bands

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR (1 miles, 1 km)

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Music in the Park organ concerts presents the following...

Octonauts Octo-Glow Exploreres

Octonauts Octo-Glow Explorers

Pirate Adventure Mini Golf, Scalby Mills Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6RP (1 miles, 2 km)

Sat 15 Jul - Sun 3 Sep 2017

Join the Octonauts on a brand new deep sea adventure at SEA LIFE Scarborough this Summer.

Royal Naval Patrol Vessel Tours - Seafest

Royal Naval Patrol Vessel Tours

North Wharf, Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

1 PBS (Patrol Boat Squadron) will be dropping in at North Wharf (near Ask Restaurant) and offering free tours on the Archer Class Fast Inshore Royal Naval Patrol Vessels HMS Puncher and HMS Trumpeter.

Lighthouse Tours - Seafest Scarborough

Scarborough Lighthouse Tours - Seafest

Vincent's Pier & Scarborough Lighthouse, Sandside, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PG (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Scarborough Yacht Club in escorted tours of Scarborough’s iconic Lighthouse. Discover the history and amazing views as you wind your way to the summit.

Seafest, Scarborough

Scarborough Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Fri 21 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

'Seafest' is an International Maritime Festival that focuses on Scarborough's maritime history. The three day festival takes place around Scarborough's Harbour, fishing pier and in community buildings and Public Houses of the old town.

Spa Orchestra

Scarborough Spa Orchestra Summer Season 2017

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

Sun 23 Jul 2017

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

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest Scarborough

Seafood Kitchen - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

The ever popular Scarborough Hospitality Food Theatre featuring live cookery demonstrations by celebrated Yorkshire chefs.

Seaside Walk - Seafest

Seaside Walks - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Join the Family Holiday Association as they launch Seaside Walk Week at Scarborough Seafest.

Seafest, Scarborough

Storytelling show - Seafest

Royal British Legion - Scarborough, 33 Bar Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HT (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 23 Jul 2017

Storytelling show – Of Soldiers and Sailors and things a bit fishy…

Seafest 2017

Storytelling with Adrian Spendlow - Seafest

North Wharf, Sandside, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PP (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Lunchtime stories with Adrian Spendlow as part of this year's Seafest Scarborough.

Suitcase Circus - Seafest Scarborough

Suitcase Circus - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 22 - Sun 23 Jul 2017

Pete White and his Suitcase Circus, tricks, stunts and circus fun for all the family. Plus the hula hooping challenge.

Moonlight Drive-In Cinema

The Bodyguard (15)

Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, The Field, Crossgates, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4ND (3 miles, 4 km)

Sun 23 Jul 2017

The Bodyguard is showing at Moonlight Drive-In Cinema on Sunday 23rd July @ 21:30

Seafest, Scarborough

The Hard Times Orchestra - Seafest

West Pier - Scarborough, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

Sun 23 Jul 2017

As part of this year's Seafest entertainment The Hard Times Orchestra plays in the main marquee.

Come and enjoy the experience

Bridget Jones's Baby (15)

Moonlight Drive-in Cinema, The Field, Crossgates, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4ND (3 miles, 4 km)

Mon 24 Jul 2017

Bridget Jones's Baby is showing at Moonlight Cinema on Monday 24th July @ 21:30

Jim Birkett Trio

Jim Birkett Trio: SJF 2017 Launch

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

Mon 24 Jul 2017

It's a Jazz special at this week's Monday Menu With Music as we launch Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017 with The Jim Birkett Trio.