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image for Exhibition item typeAncient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast at Rotunda Museum

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Exhibition, free entry

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast

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The Rotunda’s new exhibition dives into Yorkshire’s ancient seas and brings visitors face to face with a range of prehistoric creatures. The display covers almost 360 million years of history; from the Carboniferous period until the end of the last Ice Age 11,700 years ago.

Come along to learn about how our landscape has developed over millions of years and which wonderful creatures once called Yorkshire home through our fascinating collection of fossils and specially commissioned reconstructions of what marine life was like millions of years ago. How were the cliffs at Flamborough formed? What terrifying creatures once hunted their prey in Yorkshire waters? How long ago did rhinoceros, hippopotamus and hyenas roam Yorkshire soil? All of this and more can be discovered in Ancient Seas of the Yorkshire Coast. A Story Through Time from Whitby to Flamborough Head.

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 welcome

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

Prices

Free entry

Free entry with an Annual Pass.
Annual Pass: £3 (includes entry to the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery).

No booking required.

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

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