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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

 
 
 
Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Beck Isle Museum of Rural Life

Bygones of Victorian age with something of interest to all ages many rooms including a grocer's shop children's room printer's workshop costume room kitchen.

Abbey Grounds

Abbey Grounds

Ampleforth Abbey is set in over 2,000 acres of land in the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with the North York Moors National Park to the north.

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.

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Tocketts Mill - The Water Mill

Although a Mill has probably occupied this excellent position since the 13th Century, Tocketts has evolved progressively over the intervening years, reaching it's final height and form in about 1850.

Ampleforth Abbey Church

Abbey Church

Ampleforth Abbey has been home to a Community of Benedictine monks since 1802. The Abbey Church is the centre of monastic life and is open to visitors all year round.

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.

Inspired by... gallery

Inspired by... gallery

The beautiful space of the Inspired by... gallery within the Moors National Park Centre hosts changing exhibitions of work by contemporary artists who draw their inspiration from the landscape, life and colour of the North York Moors.

Bridlington Harbour

Bridlington Harbour

If you’re looking for a leisurely day out, how about visiting the elegant promenades of bright and breezy Bridlington?

Castle Howard

Castle Howard - CLOSED

Castle Howard is one of Britain's finest historic houses with awe-inspiring architecture, grand interiors and rolling parkland and gardens. With gift shops, garden centre, farm shop, cafes and adventure playground.

Museum Entrance

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Housed in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, a visit to our unique museum will transport you back in time to experience the sights, sounds and smells wartime Britain.

The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express

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

Malton Cookery School

Malton Cookery School

Learn to cook the best of Yorkshire produce in our beautiful kitchen. Game, shellfish and baking galore! Family friendly course designed to excite and enthuse, where the emphasis is having a great time

RNLI

Scarborough Lifeboat House and Shop

Scarborough Lifeboat House and shop.

Wold Top Brewery

Wold Top Brewery

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.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Take a trip on one of the world's greatest heritage railways with 24 miles of scenery!

Terror Tower, Scarborough

Terror Tower

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.

Rievaulx Abbey

Rievaulx Abbey

Escape the crowds and experience the serene beauty of this impressive monastic site, in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park.

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.

Captain Cook

The celebrated Mr. Banks. Reputation and Legacy

'The celebrated Mr. Banks. Reputation and Legacy' Special exhibition at Captain Cook Museum, Whitby

Whitby Harbour

Whitby Harbour

From the atmospheric Abbey towering over winding cobbled streets to the windswept beach and working harbour, Whitby is not your traditional coastal town.