A big HELLO from the team at Scarborough Art Gallery. We look forward to welcoming you.
Scarborough Art Gallery houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, which has grown through gifts, bequests and purchases since its beginnings in 1947, reflecting the vibrant mix of the community and its cultural heritage.
The gallery, originally called Crescent House, was built as a family home in the late 1840s by local solicitor John Uppleby and has had a fascinating history. This Grade II* Italianate villa is one of the finest buildings in Scarborough, set in the beautiful Crescent Gardens in the centre of town.
As well as the permanent collection, the Art Gallery hosts regular temporary exhibitions, giving us an opportunity to show some of the fine collections we hold, and to display work by local, national and internationally renowned artists, as well as interesting touring work from around the UK.
We are a small site. Visitors typically spend up to 1 hour in the gallery but some stay for longer.