Self-led visits

Make your own adventure at Scarborough Museums and Galleries and book a self-led activity to supplement your visit or just explore our sites independently.
Be sure to get in touch ahead of your trip, so we can have a chat through your plans together.

  • All self-led nursery, school and college visits must be booked in advance
  • Self-led visits are free for all students and accompanying adults
  • A member of our Learning Team will be in touch to confirm your visit and discuss your requirements

John Atkinson Grimshaw Augmented Reality App

Experience our John Atkinson Grimshaw collection, brought to life using augmented reality. Watch fires burn and listen to snow crunch and as you stand in front of each work of art.

Fossil Handling Table

Get up close to fossils and enjoy handling and exploring specimens, many of which are from the local area.


Art Trolley: Drawing from Nature

Nature Field Notebooks are used by ecologists and scientists to record what they see on field trips. Support your visit with an opportunity to work in the same way by booking access to our natural history specimens and enjoy drawing from nature.

Art Trolley: Colours of the Sea

Inspired by our dramatic seascapes, enjoy a self-led craft to make a collage to take home, capturing the colours of the sea.