Current Events and 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!

John Atkinson Grimshaw

2 October 2021—24 September 2023

Scarborough Art Gallery

Five cleaned and conserved paintings by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836-1893), a Leeds born artist best known for his nocturnal and urban landscapes.

Emma Gibson: Quicksand

12 February 2022—2 October 2022

Scarborough Art Gallery

A triptych of sculptures, made using recycled plaster, cliff chalk, timber and a pioneering resin made from recycled plastic bottles. Miniscule grains of sand transformed into megalithic forms, putting this endangered - but seemingly ubiquitous - material quite literally under the microscope.

Soldier in uniform holding a sword

Armed Forces Exhibition

18 June 2022—30 August 2022

Rotunda Museum

In a special display to mark the national Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on Saturday 25 June, discover military memorabilia including the funeral sword of Captain Sir Tom Moore

Take some time out

Visit our café

We love working with the legendary Eat Me team, to bring you a mouth watering menu of sweet eats, savoury bites and hot & cold drinks at Sitwell by Eat Me.

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.

One person with glasses and a black hoodie holding a teapot and cup and saucer. A person with blonde hair and glasses is sitting next to a person with a red jumper and blonde curly hair


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.

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