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Art, Culture & History

The Yorkshire Coast has a dense and rich history.

The area was home to one of the world’s most important Mesolithic archaeological sites before the Romans arrived to build roads and signal stations, while the Vikings marauded here, leaving an idelible mark.

In the Middle Ages, monasteries and castles were founded, while The Victorians built railway lines to our coastal resorts, travelling here to enjoy the seaside in their thousands. 

Every inch of our glorious coastline has a story to tell and we can't wait to share it with you.

Discover the Culture on the Yorkshire Coast

 
 
Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

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.

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens

Sewerby Hall and Gardens is the place to visit all year round. Uniquely situated in a dramatic clifftop position with spectacular views over Bridlington and set in 50 acres of early 19th Century parkland.

Montage Studio Gallery

Exhibition of high-quality contemporary visual art and crafts, produced by regional, national and international artists.

The Archers Cookery School, Grinkle Park Farm

The Arches Cookery School

The Arches Cookery School is based in a converted barn at Grinkle Park Farm, a family run working farm, set in the North Yorks Moors National Park and based close to Whitby and a spectacular coastline, surrounded by woodland and moorland.

Wheeldale Roman Road

Wheeldale Moor Roman Road

Mile-long stretch of Roman road still with its hardcore and drainage ditches leading north from the camps at Cawthorn and probably dating to the end of AD1.

Artist Jonathan Pomroy

Jonathan Pomroy - Wildlife & Landscape Artist

Jonathan Pomroy is an artist living and working on the edge of the North York Moors National Park at Ampleforth

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery displays an astonishing variety of quality contemporary art inspired by its location in a historic Yorkshire fishing village with strong artistic traditions.

Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

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

Bayle Museum

Bayle Museum

Situated in Bridlington's historic Old Town near the Priory Church. The Monastic Gatehouse with a history of over 800 years has displays and modern interactives to interest all ages.

Wharram Percy

Wharram Percy Deserted Medieval Village

The most famous and intensively studied of Britain's 3,000 or so deserted medieval villages, Wharram Percy occupies a remote but attractive site in a beautiful Wolds valley.

Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Museum

This splendid 1710 Queen Anne building is home to Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council's, Kirkleatham Museum. These beautiful grounds also have a Picnic and play area.

Ayton Castle

Ayton Castle

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

Horsetown

Horsetown Beers Limited

Beer Company selling beers that celebrate the history of Horse Racing in Malton and Middleham in North Yorkshire. 5p from every bottle and pint we sell is donated to Racing Welfare.

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

Gallery at Woodend

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and the crews, the artists and scientists who sailed with him on his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction,Visit England Awards for Excellence

St.Mary's Parish Church Whitby

St Mary's Parish Church, Whitby

Unique church dating from the 12 century features include three deck pulpit box pews and galleries.