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Woodend is a gallery and creative industries hub open to the public. As well as an exhibition space, Woodend provides high quality and fully equipped office accommodation, flexible 'virtual office' services, and a superb range of unique meeting spaces, conference rooms, hot desk suites and high tech video conferencing facilities. 

Woodend works with community and local groups to make art accessible to everyone and is committed to supporting and showcasing local and regional artists and craftspeople.

Woodend is the former holiday home of the famous literary family - the Sitwells. Many of the rooms at Woodend, including the Gallery, still boast an array of charming period features in this delightful heritage building.

The spaces at Woodend are available to hire. Please contact for more information. 

Please note: The café at Woodend is currently closed for refurbishment.

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Admission to the Gallery is free to the public and all visitors are welcome.



  • Disabled toilets

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome
  • Pushchairs available


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Facilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality


  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Public toilets

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By car There is no car parking on site as Woodend 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.

Woodend Creative Workspace

Type:Arts Centre

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW
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Tel01723 384500


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Opening Times

* Please visit website for current exhibitions and opening times.

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