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image for Exhibition item typeFishermen's Ganseys Exhibition at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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Exhibition, Wed 1 Nov - Fri 22 Dec 2017, free entry


Scarborough at War

Scarborough at War


Ganseys, as they are known here, are fishermen's jumpers knitted with four or five needles. It is a skilled art that not many people know how to do now. Many towns or families had their own patterns and the ganseys lasted a lifetime

Alongside this exhibition we have all our previous exhibition information in browser files alongside a well stocked reference library and archive of local history and maritime books & literature.

Our normal opening hours are 11am to 4pm, every Wednesday to Sunday inclusive. Entrance is free.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Education/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs acceptedSmoking not allowed

We can take groups of up to 17 people by special arrangement.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 1 Nov - Fri 22 Dec 2017 11:00 to 16:00 11:00 to 16:00


Free entry

Free entry

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 1 Nov - Fri 22 Dec Fishermen's Ganseys Exhibition


45 Eastborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 1NH



See location of Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 046887  Lat: 54.28324 Long: -0.39480

By Road:
A64 follow signs to town centre and sea front.
The museum is just up the hill from the harbour.

By Public Transport:
Trains or buses to town centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station


  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

We can take groups of up to 17 people by special arrangement.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesVisitor information available in audio format


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system