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Public Art, Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018


A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside


Scarborough Museums Trust has launched a major new exhibition: ‘ A Day at the Seaside’ which will be on display until the end of 2017 at Scarborough Art Gallery. The exhibition celebrates Britain’s rich seaside heritage by displaying a collection of posters, objects and a film made specially by Yorkshire Film Archive showing the significance of Scarborough’s status as the UK’s first seaside holiday destination. It celebrates the cultural heritage of the town; showing the number of different attitudes of the past, impact of tourism on the area and resonance with people who went on holiday to the area in the past. The Museum hopes that the exhibition will generate nostalgia and remind visitors of their own memories of the seaside holiday.

With the summer holidays round the corner, Scarborough Museums Trust will be welcoming visitors through its doors as the exhibition tells the story of the town’s seaside holiday heritage, with objects selected from the Scarborough Collections, including a 1930s Deplacido ice cream tricycle, and a rare surviving ‘penny lick’, the forerunner of the waffle cone! Visitors will have the chance to dress up in the holiday fashions of yesteryear, take family snaps with a specially created peep through board and create their own postcards as a souvenir of their visit.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to watch a film commissioned from the Yorkshire Film Archive especially for the exhibition explores beach holiday memories, using archive footage from Yorkshire and the North East.

The exhibition, produced in partnership with Filey and Southend Museums, will also be available to other venues. Visitors can view the exhibition free of charge with a Scarborough Museums Trust Annual Pass which costs £3, under 18s are free.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Facilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to ground level only. Assistance dogs accepted.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Jul - Sun 7 Jan A Day at the Seaside
Sat 21 Oct - Sun 7 Jan A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough
Sat 25 Nov Saturday Art Club
Sat 2 Dec Saturday Art Club
Sat 9 Dec Saturday Art Club
Sat 16 Dec Saturday Art Club


Scarborough Art Gallery

01723 374753


The Crescent,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2PW



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Map reference: TA 040882  Lat: 54.27887 Long: -0.40419

By road:
Follow signs for the railway station. With the station on your right, turn right at the lights and follow the road around. Stay to the left of the road and turn left at the next available exit onto Sommerset Terrace. The Crescent is your first available turning on the right.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality

Disabled access to ground level only. Assistance dogs accepted.