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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

 
 
 
The New Inn & Cropton Brewery

The Great Yorkshire Brewery Tour

Unique opportunity to see inside a micro brewery producing award-winning real ale in a rural setting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and Cropton Forest.

Anne Bronte's Grave

Anne Bronte's Grave

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.

Runcible Spoon

Runcible Spoon Art Gallery

Runcible Spoon is a lovely warm & friendly open space, exhibiting and selling art set amongst the Runcible Spoon café.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden on the bank of the River Rye, with its delightful mixed borders, orchards of traditional fruit varieties and spring-flowering meadows, complements this mellow 17th-century manor house.

Whale Bone Arch - Whitby

Whale Bone Arch

Original Whale jaw bone arch was erected some time after 1853. A replica was presented to Whitby by Norway in 1963. The current replacement was donated by Alaska in April 2003.

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum

The museum is situated on the site of Cleveland's first ironstone mine. Hear how ironstone was first discovered in the Cleveland area hear the Trappy lad's tales of his first day underground and the friends he made

Red Squirrel Painting by Robert Fuller

Christmas Art Exhibition: Saving Nature Near and F

A display of exquisitely lifelike art, sculpture and photography by Yorkshire's best known wildlife artist Robert E Fuller. The artist hopes to raise awareness for Britain's endangered species through this informative event.

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Robert Fuller Gallery

A fine art gallery dedicated exclusively to the work of one of the country’s foremost wildlife and nature artists. Robert Fuller’s life-like sculptures and paintings are favoured at home by the RSPB and the National Trust.

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 Art Gallery

Last Stop Scarborough

Exploring Scarborough's tourism heyday through the art and posters of the time.

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

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.

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis is a contemporary art gallery located 15 miles north of York in the beautiful scenic village of Crayke.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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.

Morten Gallery

Morten Gallery

Morten Gallery shows the ceramics of Jenny Morten and the paintings, monoprints and etchings of her late husband, Geoff.

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.

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.

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

The Wonky Pitcher Cellar

We are proud to offer a wide selection of top quality prints, photographs and original paintings from our stable of excellent artists. We also have a wonderful range of gift ideas and a wide assortment of greetings cards.

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.

Scarborough harbour

Scarborough Harbour

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.