Scarborough Art Gallery

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Scarborough Art Gallery, an Italianate villa built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent, houses Scarborough's fine art collection. Paintings feature seascapes and views of Scarborough including works by H.B.Carter, Frank Mason and Ernest Dade. The Gallery also displays works by Lord Leighton, Ivon Hitchens, Matthew Smith, Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious.

The Art Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. The exhibition programme is accompanied by events, talks and activities for families.


A Warm Welcome to the Scarborough Art Gallery Virtual Tour: 

This is a self-guided tour of Scarborough Art Gallery and covers all public floors of the building. The tour also contains three temporary exhibitions that were in place at the Gallery at the time the tour was captured. These are – Scarborough: Our Seaside Town, Laughton’s Legacies and Animal Hauntings.


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£3.00 per adult

£3.00 year pass including Rotunda Museum
Under 18s Free


Sunday, 23rd January 2022 - Sunday, 1st October 2023

John Atkinson GrimshawJohn Atkinson Grimshaw
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Tuesday, 25th January 2022 - Tuesday, 25th January 2022

Wednesday, 26th January 2022 - Wednesday, 26th January 2022

Thursday, 27th January 2022 - Thursday, 27th January 2022

Friday, 28th January 2022 - Friday, 28th January 2022

Saturday, 29th January 2022 - Saturday, 29th January 2022

Sunday, 30th January 2022 - Sunday, 30th January 2022

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  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Facilities for visually impaired

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • Interactive displays closed
  • Open now
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Mobile phone coverage


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car There is no car parking on site as the Museum is adjacent to a main road, however there is on street pay and display car parking on The Crescent for approximately 40+ vehicles and a pay and display undercover car park at the Brunswick Centre at York Place. Blue Badge and disabled parking is subject to the local council policy and to access the up to date car parking information use  

Public Transport Directions

By train The nearest railway station is Scarborough, which is 0.5 miles away (six minutes’ walk). This is a step free station. Taxis are available at the station. By bus The nearest bus stop is at York Place 0.2 miles (2 minutes’ walk) from our main entrance.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Type:Art Gallery

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
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Tel01723 374753


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Opening Times

Scarborough Art Gallery Virtual Tour (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)
Scarborough Art Gallery (2 Jan 2022 - 24 Dec 2022)
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Christmas opening times: Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

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