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Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Details

Rotunda, the William Smith Museums of Geology

The Rotunda Museum is full of fascinating objects, from fossils found on East Yorkshire’s Dinosaur Coast to the Gristhorpe Man, the skeleton and coffin of a Bronze Age man which is the best example of a tree burial in Britain.

Don’t miss the mysterious bone, flint and antler objects from Star Carr, one of the most important Stone Age sites of its kind in Great Britain.

The Rotunda is an exhibit in itself, opened in 1829, it is one of the world’s first purpose-built museums and was built to a design suggested by William ‘Strata’ Smith, known as the father of English Geology. The interior, with its fascinating Georgian gallery, features a frieze showing the geology of the local coastline designed by Smith’s nephew, John Phillips. The original cases tell the history of the museum and the explore the stories of the nineteenth century Scarborough Philosophical Society which brought the collections together.

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Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for visually impaired

£3 for a year pass for both the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery

Opening details

Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 hours (including bank holidays)

Prices

Under 18's - Free
Adults - £3.00 annual pass (allows entry into both the Rotunda and Art Gallery)

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 1 Jan - Mon 31 Dec Star Carr Display

Contact

Rotunda Museum

01723 353665

Address

Vernon Road,
Scarborough,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2PS

Location

Directions

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Map reference: TA 042884  Lat: 54.28063 Long: -0.40105

By road:
Follow signs for Scarborough town centre and then for the Railway Station. With Station on your right facing down towards the town centre, take a right turn at the traffic lights onto Valley Bridge Road and bare left. Turn left at giveway onto Somerset Terrace. At traffic lights go straight on and then at roundabout take third exit onto Vernon Road. Continue down hill. At roundabout take first exit onto Valley Road. The Rotunda is to your left.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Scarborough station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impairedFacilities for visually impaired

£3 for a year pass for both the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery