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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

 
 
 
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.

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

East Coast Open at Scarborough Art Gallery

East Coast Open

*CALLING ALL ARTISTS – If you are a budding or professional artist, why not submit one of your works for the exhibition?!

Kirkham Priory

Kirkham Priory

Beautifully placed between the city of York and the town of Malton , the riverside ruins of Kirkham Priory are set in the beautiful Derwent valley near the Yorkshire Wolds.

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.

The Geall Gallery

The Geall Gallery

Chris Geall is a landscape artist based in Grosmont near Whitby. Best known for large palette knife oil paintings of the North York Moors and North East Coastline.

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.

Whitby Jet Museum

W Hamond - Whitby Jet Museum

Situated at the bottom of Whitby’s famous 199 steps W.Hamond jewellers is the oldest manufacturers and retailers of Whitby Jet jewellery and ornaments in the world.

The Scarborough Spa Express

The Scarborough Spa Express

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

Helmsley Castle

Helmsley Castle

Towering over the attractive market town of Helmsley, and surrounded by spectacular banks and ditches, Helmsley Castle is an imposing sight with a wealth of history.

Brass Castle Brewery, Malton

Brass Castle Brewery

Brass Castle Brewery is informally open to visitors. A Tap Room bar opens Thursday - Sunday serving freshly-brewed beers on site.

Ga11ery Eleven

Ga11ery Eleven

Beautiful Art for sale: Jane Took originals and prints, Fiona Clibbens’ colourful, seaside inspired prints and charming driftwood sculptures by Ebb n Flo.

Tracy Savage Art Gallery Scarborough

Tracy Savage Art Gallery

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

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.

Filey Museum

Filey Museum

Filey Museum is in Queen Street in the old part of the town near to the 12th century St Oswald's Church. The museum buildings themselves date from the 17th century.

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.

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

The Killing of the Servant

St Martin-On-The-Hill

St Martin's Church was completed in 1863 and was designed by George Bodley. The beauty of the church is famous in the area and features excellent examples of pre-Raphaelite stained glass.

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.

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.