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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…

Anne Bronte's Grave

Scarborough

She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.

 
 
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Scarborough

Rotunda Museum

A Day at the Seaside

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

Goth Weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Goth Weekend

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

Mon 18 - Sat 23 Sep 2017

Set on the lead-up to Whitby Goth Weekend this funny and provocative play is about who we are and what we pretend to be - and why twice a year in North Yorkshire people dress up like Dracula. Dead good!

Ryedale Book Festival

Ryedale Book Festival

Various Venues in Yorkshire, Varous venues, YO11 2HG (59 miles, 94 km)

Sat 1 Apr - Thu 9 Nov 2017

This year our festival is a bit different because we are celebrating reading and all things book related all year. Yes, it is a big party, but we decided there was too many amazing events to squish into one weekend or even one week!

Scarborough Angling Festival

Scarborough Angling Festival

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

Sat 16 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Nine days of open shore and boat angling competitions.

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

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

Tue 19 - Wed 20 Sep 2017

When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.....

Cober Hill

Watercolour Painting with Ray Taylor

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

Sun 17 - Fri 22 Sep 2017

Come and join Ray Taylor for a watercolour painting 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.

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 21 Sep 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

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG (0 miles, 0 km)

Thu 21 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Bootleg Beegees

Bootleg BeeGees

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

Fri 22 Sep 2017

Friday 22 Sept at 7.30pm | YMCA Theatre

SJF

Scarborough Jazz Festival 2017

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

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 22 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

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

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Sep 2017

When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.....

SJF

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival - FREE

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

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The 15th Scarborough Jazz Festival 22-24 September 2017

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

Yorkshire Fossil Festival

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

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Fossil Festival is back and bigger than ever!

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)

Sat 23 Sep 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

View from Oliver's Mount

Steve Henshaw International Gold Cup Road Races

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

Sat 23 - Sun 24 Sep 2017

Come along to Oliver's Mount Road Race circuit a experience the excitement of the International Gold Cup Road Races.

Lebberston

Lebberston Car Boot

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

Sun 24 Sep 2017

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

Goth Weekend at the Stephen Joseph Theatre

Goth Weekend

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

Tue 26 - Fri 29 Sep 2017

Set on the lead-up to Whitby Goth Weekend this funny and provocative play is about who we are and what we pretend to be - and why twice a year in North Yorkshire people dress up like Dracula. Dead good!

The Libertines

The Libertines

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

Tue 26 Sep 2017

The Libertines have announced the ‘…Tiddeley Om Pom Pom Tour’ of seven British Seaside towns - which includes Scarborough Spa on Tuesday 26 September!

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 28 Sep 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

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

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

Thu 28 - Fri 29 Sep 2017

When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.....

Joe Longthorne

Joe Longthorne in Concert

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

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The legendary Joe Longthorne comes to Scarborough Spa for two live performances! 29 & 30 September 2017.

Want to go Whale Watching?

Seabirds & Whale Birdwatching & Cetacean Safari

Yorkshire Coast, The Yorkshire Coast, Various locations, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HG (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 29 Sep 2017

The Yorkshire Coast, once famous for its whaling fleet which sailed from Whitby, is now becoming famous for its whale watching!

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)

Sat 30 Sep 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