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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

 
 
 
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.

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum

A reconstruction of an early 18th Century schoolroom, housed in a 1785 building on the site of the school which James Cook attended. Interactive displays show his voyages of discovery.

Abbey Orchard at Ampleforth Abbey

Abbey Orchard

Our Apple Orchard and Cider Mill are located on Aumit Lane, opposite the St Alban's Sports Centre.

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.

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.

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.

Emma Stothard Sculpture

Emma Stothard Sculpture

“Emma’s work fits perfectly with the concept of Jardin Blanc at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which is all about creating beauty, fun and art de vivre in our treasured private garden oasis.” Raymond Blanc OBE

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.

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.

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.

Stained Glass Centre

Stained Glass Centre

Valerie Green is the fourth generation of the Lazenby family to carry on the traditional craft of manufacturing and restoring stained glass windows. The studio specialises in design and manufacture of stained glass panels.

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.

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.

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.

Whitby Brewery

Whitby Brewery

When we started up our microbrewery back in 2013, we made it our mission to bring local, craft brewing back to Whitby.

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.

Kunsthuis Gallery

Kunsthuis Gallery

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

Crescent Arts

Crescent Arts

We are the only exclusively contemporary art gallery in Scarborough, showing work by local, national and international artists.

Craft Gallery at Shepherds Hall

Craft Gallery

Our craft gallery offers a selection of painted furniture, vintage china, hand made buttons as well as locally made greetings cards, candles and craft kits.

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.