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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 - we can't wait to share it with you.

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Staithes Gallery

Staithes Gallery

High Street, Staithes, North Yorkshire, TS13 5BH

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

Rotunda William Smith Museum of Geology

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PS

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.

St Stephen's Old Church, Fylingdales

Old St Stephen's Church

Church House, Church Lane, Fylingthorpe, WHITBY, North Yorkshire, YO22 4PN

A fishermen's church overlooking the sea.

Pannett Park

Whitby Pannett Art Gallery

Pannet Park, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 1RE

A historic ornamental garden including Whitby Museum and Art Gallery. In the middle of Whitby this park offers a quiet haven with interesting trees and plants, rose garden, play area and ornamental lily pond.

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington Hall

Nunnington, Nr Helmsley, York, YO62 5UY

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.

St Oswald's Church

St Oswald's Church

North Cliff, Filey, North Yorkshire, YO14 9ET

Building of the church commenced about the year of 1180 and the work was finally completed in 1230. It is Norman and Early English in style with a low broad tower rising from the intersection of the transepts and is dedicated to St. Oswald.

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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

Junction of A169, Malton, YO17 6RT

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.

Morten Gallery

Morten Gallery

12 High Street, Old Town, Bridlington, YO16 4PX

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

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth Abbey

Ampleforth, York, YO62 4EN

Ampleforth Abbey is open all year and includes a visitor centre, tea room, gift shop and beautiful grounds.

Feversham Arms

The Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa

The Feversham Arms Hotel, Helmsley, YO62 5AG

Woodend Art and Craft Gallery

Woodend Creative Workspace

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

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.

Scarborough Spa Conference Venue

Scarborough Spa

South Bay, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HD

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.

Winkie's Castle

Winkie's Castle Folk Museum

162 High Street, Marske, Redcar, TS6 9AR

Wheeldale Roman Road

Wheeldale Roman Road

Goathland, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO22 5LY

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.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery Scarborough

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

18 St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2ES

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

Hornsea Museum

11 Newbegin, Hornsea, HU18 1AB

Historic farmhouse home to the Burn family for nearly 300 years. Local history displays, farmhouse kitchen, dairy, laundry, parlour, craft workshops and Victorian street scene. Hornsea Pottery collection. Garden.

Bridlington Harbour by Richard Burton

The Richard Burton Art Centre

19 Main Road, Buckton, Bridlington, East Yorkshire, YO15 1HU

Bondville

Bondville Model Village

Main Street, Sewerby, Bridlington, YO15 1ER

Come and see Bridlington's miniature masterpiece, with over 200 buildings!

Scarborough Art Gallery

Scarborough Art Gallery

The Crescent, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2PW

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.

Withernsea Lighthouse Museum

Hull Road, Withernsea, HU19 2DY

R.N.L.I & H.M Coastguard exhibits, history of shipwrecks, photographs of Victorian & Edwardian Withernsea and model ships. Kay Kendall Memorial (local born film star of 1950s). Views from lamproom are breathtaking after climbing 144 steps.

 

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