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Scarborough Arts, Culture and History

Scarborough arts community is thriving with culture and history, from museums and art galleries to historical landmarks this town has many stories to tell.

Discover and admire some of the great artwork held in various locations across the town, from small galleries to larger exhibitions there is something for every art lover to appreciate.

Or why not take a trip back in time and visit Scarborough’s Rotunda Museum (nicknamed The Pepper Pot), home to a wide range of intriguing dinosaur artefacts! Or enjoy a spectacular performance at the internationally renowned Stephen Joseph Theatre.

You can also learn about Scarborough’s history by visiting one of the UK’s most important Mesolithic sites at Star Carr and a distinguished place in the development of the seaside resort. Oh! And not to mention the famous Scarborough Castle which not only holds historic significance but a stunning view of the coast.

Browse our wide range of Scarborough arts, culture and history attractions by using the booking/search tool below or call our friendly Tourism Bureau on 01723 383 636.

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Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar Visitor Centre

Ravenscar, North Yorkshire, YO13 0NE (9 miles, 15 km)

Situated at the southern end of Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar Visitor Centre is a welcoming gateway to the Yorkshire Coast.

Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery

Hunmanby Grange, Wold Newton, Driffield, YO25 3HS (9 miles, 14 km)

Wold Top Brewery is an award-winning micro brewery that uses traditional methods to produce high quality beers that combine the characters of the Yorkshire Wolds and the East Coast.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

45 Eastborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NH (0 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre has an exhibition and information on the history of Scarborough, ship building, fishing and the maritime life of the port and harbour going back to the Romans and Vikings.

Terror Tower, Scarborough

Terror Tower

21 Foreshore Road, Scarborough, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

Inspired by the best horror movies Terror Tower is a Haunted House attraction with a serious twist, combining live actors, animated scenes and special effects.

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough Castle

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

With over 2,500 years of turbulent history behind it, Scarborough Castle defends a prominent headland between the north and south bays, with sheer drops to the sea.

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS (0 miles, 0 km)

Full of fascinating objects, the Rotunda Museum is home to a unique Bronze Age man and the skeleton of a Plesiosaur found on the Yorkshire Coast.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

6 & 8 South Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2BP (0 miles, 1 km)

Art gallery showing the work of the owner Ken Wood. There are regular exhibitions of paintings, prints and photos from various artists. Some new some old. There is also an interesting antique shop attached to the gallery.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery *** CLOSED ***

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Built in the 1840s as part of The Crescent in Scarborough, this gallery has two rooms devoted to displaying works from the Borough's art collection.

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

Scarborough's unique office & meeting venue also offering virtual offices and a beautiful arts and crafts gallery open to the public 9-5 Monday to Friday.

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

Albion Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2DD (0 miles, 1 km)

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

Scarborough Spa

Scarborough Spa - CLOSED

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD (0 miles, 1 km)

The Spa Complex is unique amongst British Venues, not only because of its coastal location on the beautiful South Bay, but also for the variety of facilities housed within the magnificent Victorian building.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

Lebberston Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3NU (4 miles, 7 km)

So much more than just a working steam museum, The Scarborough Fair Collection is where the past truly comes to life.

Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station - RNLI

Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB (0 miles, 1 km)

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Killerby Lane, Cayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3TP (4 miles, 6 km)

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour

Scarborough Harbour, Sandside, Scarborough, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

The harbour is situated under the Castle Headland in the South Bay. It is formed by three piers, the outer harbour being set aside for leisure activities while most of the port’s communal activities take place in the main or ‘old’ harbour.

The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express

Jesson Way, CARNFORTH, LA5 9UR (0 miles, 0 km)

Travel coast to coast across spectacular Lancashire and Yorkshire landscapes from Carnforth, to York or Scarborough.

St Marys Church, Scarborough

Anne Bronte's Grave

Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HY (1 miles, 1 km)

Burial site of the late literary icon, Anne Bronte. She is buried in St Mary's Church graveyard in Scarborough; a place she loved; a place she portrayed in both her novels.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery Scarborough

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

18 St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ES (0 miles, 0 km)

Visit the Tracy Savage Galleries & Pottery to discover a wealth of originality, from her Original paintings, Limited Edition Prints, hand made & hand painted Porcelain, wood Sculptures to greetings cards

Clock Tower, Scarborough

Clock Tower

Esplanade, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2AY (0 miles, 0 km)

The famous Clock Tower overlooking the South Bay as featured in the The Royal TV series.

Crescent Arts

Crescent Arts

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW (0 miles, 0 km)

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.