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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

 
 
 
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.

Whitby Museum

Whitby Museum

Set in stunning Pannett Park, Whitby Museum is the home of Whitby’s history, past to present.

St Marys Church, Scarborough

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.

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

Blandscliff Gallery and Studio

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.

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!

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.

Triton Gallery at Sledmere House

Triton Gallery

The Triton Gallery opened in 2008 and is now one of East Yorkshire's most prominent exhibition spaces for contemporary art.

Ryedale Folk Museum

Ryedale Folk Museum

A unique visitor attraction located in the picturesque village of Hutton-le-Hole, where history is brought to life through the Museum’s buildings and collections.

'Spring and Autumn Splendour'

Angela Bell exhibits 'Spring and Autumn Splendour'

A recent trip to Japan has also provided inspiration for Angela's work, with the spring cherry blossom featuring prominently.

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.

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.

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.

Captain Cook Museum

Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby

Celebrates the life of the great explorer Captain Cook, and his momentous voyages. Gold Award winner for best small visitor attraction, Visit England Awards for Excellence. Royal Mint commemorative coins on sale now

Byland Abbey (English Heritage)

Byland Abbey

This beautiful ruin, set in the shadow of the Hambleton Hills, was once one of the great northern monasteries.

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery

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

Horsetown Beers Limited

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.

South Street Gallery

Arts Workshops & South Street Gallery

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.

North Bay Miniature Railway, Scarborough

North Bay Railway

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.