Woodend Gallery and StudiosVisiting

A short walk from the town centre, you'll find a warm welcome and a contagious creative energy at Woodend. Set in a beautiful grade II* listed building, Woodend is a gallery and creative industries hub open to the public.

Gallery Opening Times
Monday – Friday | 10am – 5pm
(Last entry 4.30pm)

Saturday | 10am – 4pm
(Last entry 3.30pm)

Café Opening Times 
Monday – Saturday | 10am – 3pm

Please note, Sitwell by Eat Me café accepts card payments only.

Well behaved dogs welcome 🐾


Woodend Gallery and Studios
The Crescent
YO11 2PW

01723 384500
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Woodend Gallery

Overlooking the beautiful Valley Gardens, Woodend Gallery sits at the heart of the building, hosting a changing programme of contemporary exhibitions.

There are currently no exhibitions on in Woodend Gallery. 

Click the button below to find out what’s on next.

Hands pouring milk from a silver jug into a cup of coffee

Sitwell by Eat Me

Open Monday – Saturday / 10am-3pm

Headed up by the fabulous Eat Me team, the café serves a selection of hot and soft drinks, savouries including soup and sausage rolls, and sweet treats, including a daily cinnamon roll and coffee special.

Novelists and poets Edith, Osbert and Sacheverell, used to spend their summers in the late 19th and early 20th centuries at Woodend. Sitwell by Eat Me is based in the room that was the family’s dining room.

Please note, Sitwell by Eat Me café accepts card payments only.

Studios and Virtual Offices

Woodend Studios comprises of serviced workspaces for the creative industries in a happy and friendly environment where you will find some of Yorkshire’s most innovative creative businesses. We also offer a more flexible approach to working with Virtual Office options, allowing you access to Woodend without the formality of a physical workspace.

Getting Here

Woodend Gallery and Studios
The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW

Located in The Crescent, 5 minutes walk from Scarborough town centre and around 10 minutes walk from the South Bay beach and foreshore.

Woodend is next door to Scarborough Art Gallery.

There is no car parking on site for general visitors. There are designated parking spaces for tenants.

Accessible parking for Blue Badge holders is outside Woodend on The Crescent.

The Palm Court Car Park is a multi-storey, pay and display car park close to Woodend.

On street pay and display parking is available on The Crescent and Valley Road.

There are two park and ride services in Scarborough. Find out more.

Scarborough railway station is a 10 minute walk away. This is a step free station. Taxis are available at the station.

The nearest bus stop is at York Place, 2 minutes walk from Woodend.

East Yorkshire Buses provide bus travel services around Scarborough borough.

Yorkshire Coastliner bus service provides travel links from Leeds, Whitby and Bridlington.

Arriva provide bus travel into Scarborough from Middlesbrough, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay.


Woodend Gallery and Studios is a large stone building with a modern extension made of stone, metal and glass, located on The Crescent.

From two large stone pillars, a short driveway leads down to the main entrance door.

Woodend is located next door to Scarborough Art Gallery and can be accessed from Valley Road, through the Valley Gardens.

There is step free access to the Woodend along with a small set of steps to the main door. Inside there is a Welcome Desk and our friendly staff will be ready to greet you.

The Welcome Desk, shop, café and gallery are on the ground floor. The ground floor is fully accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Accessible toilet
There is a fully accessible toilet available to visitors on the ground floor.

Toilets and baby changing
The accessible toilet on the ground floor has baby changing facilities.

Assistance animals
We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available on request from the information desk. When visiting, please take responsibility for your assistance animal as it should remain under your care and control throughout your visit.

Well behaved dogs, kept on a lead throughout your visit, are welcome in Woodend.


Tenant office and studio spaces are located throughout Woodend and are accessible to tenants and staff only.

Sitwell Library 
A stunning yet cosy panelled room, the library is located on the ground floor. If you wish to visit the library, please contact us ahead of your visit on 01723 384500 or info@scarboroughmuseumsandgalleries.org.uk.

Conference Room 
Located on the ground floor, this space is used for venue hire and meetings. This room is only accessible to staff and guests who have booked the room.

The Butler’s Pantry
Located on the ground floor, this space is used for venue hire and meetings. This room is only accessible to staff and guests who have booked the room.

Accessible toilet
There is a fully accessible toilet located on the ground floor of the building.

Toilets and baby changing
The toilet on the ground floor is equipped with baby changing facilities

Pushchair parking
There is a place to store pushchairs.

We are a breastfeeding friendly venue so please feel free to breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable doing so.