We’re really sorry, but the West Wing of the Rotunda Museum and the John Atkinson Grimshaw display at the Art Gallery are currently closed due to water leaks. We’re working to open this again as soon as possible – thanks for your understanding. 

Current Events and Upcoming Exhibitions

You've built a sandcastle, had a ride on the donkeys and now its time to visit the Museum and the art galleries ...

... bring us an ice cream please!


20 January 2024—7 May 2024

Scarborough Art Gallery

Celebrating happy accidents and joyful mess, Displayful invites visitors to enjoy contemporary artistic responses to objects from the collection.

The Ayckbourn Collection

Open Tuesday - Sunday | 10am - 5pm

Scarborough Art Gallery

Visit our café at Woodend

Take time out during your visit with us at Sitwell by Eat Me at Woodend, to enjoy a mouth watering menu of sweet eats, savoury bites and hot & cold drinks.

The café is located in the former Sitwell family dining room, where the family, which included novelists and poets Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, used to spend their summers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Working creatively and with communities in mind, is at the core of Scarborough Museums and Galleries Projects. Take a look at some current and past activities.

From Local to Global

A project that explores the collection of Colonel James Harrison, a wealthy landowner and big game hunter who spent his extensive leisure time travelling the British Empire and beyond.

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