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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…

Flower Of May

Scarborough

One of the country’s largest and finest private collections has been brought together under one roof by Graham Atkinson. Working Showman’s Steam Engines, Vintage Vehicles, Fairground Rides, Fairground, Street and Dance Organs and much more.

 
 
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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Santa on North Bay Railway

Santa Specials

North Bay Railway & Sky Trail Adventure, Burniston Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6PF (1 miles, 1 km)

Sat 2 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

North Bay Railway's Santa Specials is a wonderful family event perfect to get you into the festive mood. All children will receive a quality gift from Santa and refreshments are included for the adults.

A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol

A (Scarborough) Christmas Carol

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

Thu 7 - Sun 31 Dec 2017

The story of Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest man who ever lived, given a horrible shock on Christmas Eve by the ghost of his partner Jacob Marley, and guided on a journey of learning by three spirits.

Chocolate Candy Houses Workshop

Chocolate Candy Houses

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

Thu 14 - Fri 15 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.

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode 8 - The Last Jedi

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

Fri 15 - Sat 23 Dec 2017

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Masquerade Ball

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

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 Our Masquerade Ball return by popular demand!

Murder Mystery Nights

Murder Mystery Nights

Scarborough Cricket Club, North Marine Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7TJ (1 miles, 1 km)

Fri 15 Dec 2017

Murder Mystery Nights - the proof is in the Christmas pudding!

Scarborough

Scarborough Food Fair

Scarborough Town Centre, Westborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2EN (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Scarborough market - every first and third Saturday monthly on Westborough alongside the Brunswick Shopping Centre.

Christmas Xplorer

Christmas Xplorer

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

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Explore the park, find the markers, complete the challenge and have fun together!

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

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

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Sat 16 Dec 2017

A GIANT of a Pantomime, full of beans and packed with “Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!” After getting into big trouble with his mother for selling their hapless cow for a handful of beans, Jack's dreams come true when they start to grow.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Party Nights

The Grand Hotel, St Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ET (0 miles, 0 km)

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Dec 2017

Join us in the splendor of the Palm Court Ballroom for our Christmas Party Nights from 7:00pm until 1:00am. Buffet to be served at 8:00pm with disco from 9:00pm until midnight.

Christmas Party Nights

Christmas Masquerade Ball

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

Sat 16 Dec 2017

Friday 15th & Saturday 16th December 2017 Our Masquerade Ball return by popular demand!

Hunmanby Silver Band Christmas Concert

Hunmanby Silver Band Christmas Concert

Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults, St Helens Square, Off. Newborough, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1EU (0 miles, 1 km)

Sat 16 Dec 2017

We're pleased to announce that the Hunmanby Silver Band will be returning to the Market Hall for a special concert of Christmas Crackers and Carols on Saturday 16th December at 7.30pm.

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Sun 17 Dec 2017

A GIANT of a Pantomime, full of beans and packed with “Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!” After getting into big trouble with his mother for selling their hapless cow for a handful of beans, Jack's dreams come true when they start to grow.

Ferdinand

Ferdinand

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

Wed 20 - Sun 24 Dec 2017

Playreading

Playreading

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

Wed 20 Dec 2017

Fun and friendly sessions for people who like to explore the work of different playwrights.

Chocolate Candy Houses Workshop

Chocolate Candy Houses

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

Thu 21 - Sat 23 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.

Howard Beaumont

Christmas Tea Dance with Howard Beaumont

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

Fri 22 Dec 2017

We are delighted to welcome back ‘The King of The Keyboards’ Howard Beaumont to Scarborough Spa for a special Christmas Cracker of a Tea Dance!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Sat 23 Dec 2017

A GIANT of a Pantomime, full of beans and packed with “Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!” After getting into big trouble with his mother for selling their hapless cow for a handful of beans, Jack's dreams come true when they start to grow.

Star Wars The Last Jedi

Star Wars Episode 8 - The Last Jedi

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

Sun 24 Dec 2017

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack And The Beanstalk

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

Sun 24 Dec 2017

A GIANT of a Pantomime, full of beans and packed with “Fee, Fi, Fo, FUN!” After getting into big trouble with his mother for selling their hapless cow for a handful of beans, Jack's dreams come true when they start to grow.