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Scarborough - Arts and Heritage

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Scarborough has a particularly busy arts community, with numerous little galleries tucked away down side streets, and bigger galleries in the town’s ‘cultural quarter’, which centres on the historical Crescent, just off the main town centre. It boasts a world-class museum – the Rotunda, one of whose founders was William Smith, known as ‘the father of English geology’ – and an internationally regarded theatre, the Stephen Joseph.

It also has a rich and remarkable history, including one of the UK’s most important Mesolithic sites at Star Carr and a pre-eminent place in the development of the seaside resort. Oh, there’s a rather fine English Heritage Castle up on the hill, too…

Scarborough Castle

Scarborough

Scarborough castle conceals over 3000 years of turbulent history dating right back to the bronze age. It is said that King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much so that he still walks them today!

 
 
Scarborough Brewery

Scarborough Brewery

21B, Barrys Lane, SCARBOROUGH, North Yorkshire, YO12 4HA (1 miles, 2 km)

Scarborough Brewery Ltd is a micro brewery located in the beautiful seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire Coast.

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

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

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.

Anne Bronte's Grave

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.

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.

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle

Castle Rise, West Ayton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 9JY (4 miles, 6 km)

Remains of a medieval manorial centre and later fortified house complex at Ayton Castle.

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.

Clock Tower

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.

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Good Hope Chapel - Raven Hall Hotel

Raven Hall Country House Hotel, Ravenscar, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0ET (9 miles, 15 km)

Raven Hall hosts the Ravenscar and Staintondale Evening Church Service every 5th Sunday of the month and also has a Christmas Eve Carol Service open to residents and non-residents.

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 Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

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

A Fun Day Out For All the Family For an unforgettable fun-packed family day out, take a trip back in time to a bygone age at the Scarborough Fair Collection.

The Church of St. Martin on-the-Hill

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 north bay

Scarborough North Bay

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 2 km)

Sandy family beach backed by hills and cliffs. Scarborough castle dominates the skyline overlooking the beach.

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio Scarborough

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

9 Blands Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1NR (0 miles, 1 km)

An interesting and friendly art gallery in the mural painted, cobbled street, near the sea front at Scarborough's south bay, selling paintings, sculptures, pottery & ceramics from a variety of national and international artists.

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.

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Scarborough

St Mary's Church, Castle Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1RY (1 miles, 1 km)

Scarborough's finest and most ancient church full of history and beauty. A place of peace once damaged by war as old as Scarborough Castle. Anne Bronte's grave can be seen in the grounds of this medieval church.

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.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure

Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 1 km)

Travel on Britain's most historic seaside miniature railway running for 3/4 mile through the North Bay at Scarborough, with spectacular views of Scarborough's North Bay, historic headland & Scarborough Castle.

Scarborough at War

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is an exhibition & information Centre covering ship building, fishing, storms and shipwrecks, pirates and smuggling, superstitions, our connections with the Titanic, WW1 & WW2 and much more.

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.

Harbourside - art Photographs

Aakschipper Images

10 West Pier, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PD (0 miles, 1 km)

A photographic gallery exhibiting a range of limited edition signed photographic prints, cards & postcards, the work of Yorkshire born artist Graham Rhodes & featuring images of local scenes in an attractive grade II listed property.

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.

Scarborough Spa Conference Venue

Scarborough Spa

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.

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.

Plan Your Visit

 

What's on in Scarborough

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

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

Sat 1 Jul 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

Extended until 7 Jan 2018 Scarborough Art Gallery Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries?

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

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

Sat 21 Oct 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

Daddy's Home 2

Daddy's Home 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 24 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Joan Murray

Joan Murray - With Great Pleasure

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

Mon 9 Oct - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Fashion - knitting, weaving, drawing, monoprints and collage

olaf frozen

Olaf's Frozen Adventure And Frozen

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

paddington 2

Paddington 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 25 - Sun 26 Nov 2017

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

W Boyes & Co. Ltd, Queen Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1HQ (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 18 Nov - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Santa will arrive at his Grotto on Saturday 18 November at 1pm. The Grotto will be open every day up to Christmas Eve.

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

The Tenants of Wuthering Eyre

Scarborough Library & Information Centre, Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 22 Nov - Sat 2 Dec 2017

Laura, Hannah and Megan are three sisters who live at Wuthering Eyre, a moor side farmhouse whose name is inspired by their love of the Brontë sisters.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Wed 22 - Sat 25 Nov 2017

A new production from Bristol’s Tobacco Factory Theatres of Samuel Beckett’s iconic Waiting for Godot visits Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre in November.

Classical meets Jazz

Classical meets Jazz

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

Classical meets Jazz features classical master Tal Zilber and and jazz virtuoso Eyran Katsenelenbogen in a conversation between two worlds – the concert halls of 17th century Europe and the bustling clubs of Harlem.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Festive Performances

Brunswick Shopping Centre, Brunswick Shopping Centre, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1UE (0 miles, 0 km)

Sun 26 Nov 2017

A Cast of local festive performances in the Brunswick Centre by YMCA, Scarborough Spa & Stephen Joseph Theatre from their upcoming pantomimes Aladdin, Jack and the Beanstalk and A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol

Scarborough Christmas Light Switch On

Scarborough Christmas Light Switch On

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

On Sunday 26 November, Yorkshire Coast Radio will host Scarborough’s Christmas lights switch-on from 4pm on Foreshore Road in the town’s South Bay.

Summer of Love

The Summer of Love

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

Sun 26 Nov 2017

With original 1960s film footage, The Summer Of Love also features a full live band performing songs such as '’California Dreaming’, ‘San Francisco’, ‘Turn Turn, Turn’, ’Somebody To Love’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’, and more.

Breathe

Breathe

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 27 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

paddington 2

Paddington 2

Hollywood Plaza Cinema, 159 North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7HU (1 miles, 1 km)

Mon 27 - Thu 30 Nov 2017

Christmas Tea Dance

Christmas Tea Dance

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

Thu 30 Nov - Fri 1 Dec 2017

Come and join us for our Christmas Tea Dance, our Wurlitzer organist Michael Carr will be playing a selection of your favourite melodies for you to dance to, a mixture of Ballroom and Sequence on all 3 dates.

Cracker

Christmas Cracker

YMCA Theatre, YMCA Theatre, St Thomas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1DY (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 1 - Sat 2 Dec 2017

YMCA Scarborough will be putting on the annual Christmas Cracker production. A highlight of the YMCA Theatre’s calendar

Moonlight and Song

Moonlight and Song

Peasholm Park, North Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TR (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 1 Dec 2017

After the success of Moonlight and Song at Peasholm Park last December, we are going to run the event again this year on Friday 1st December.

Purple Rain

Purple Rain: A Celebration of Prince

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

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Purple Rain are a world class live celebration of the music, life and legacy of Prince.

The Death Of Stalin

The Death Of Stalin

Stephen Joseph Theatre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1JW (0 miles, 0 km)

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Moscow, 1953. Joseph Stalin is widely considered to be nothing short of a god in the Soviet Union, worshipped by the nation and his dignitaries. So, what happens now that he’s dead?

Cober Hill

Willow Weaving with Anthea Firth

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR (5 miles, 8 km)

Fri 1 Dec 2017

Come and join Anthea for another willow weaving workshop this time focusing on Angels, Deers and Stars

Chocolate Candy Houses Workshop

Chocolate Candy Houses

Amelia's Chocolate, 122 Victoria Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1SL (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Make sure you visit Amelia’s Chocolates on Victoria Road in Scarborough for their Chocolate Candy Houses Workshops. Book in now so you don’t miss out as they are only holding 2 of these fantastic workshops.

He's Behind You

He's Behind You - Murder Mystery

Cober Hill, Cober Hill, Cloughton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO13 0AR (5 miles, 8 km)

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Christmas Themed Murder Mystery Evening Saturday 2 December 2017 7pm start To include 3 course evening meal Only £27.95 per person

Killer Queen

Killer Queen

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

Sat 2 Dec 2017

Killer Queen have been performing their tribute to Queen’s concert since 1993.