Always Been Here

16 September 2023—7 January 2024Free with an Annual Pass (£3 / Free under 18s and registered carers)

Scarborough Art Gallery

Always Been Here pieces together the voices and artefacts of Scarborough’s queer heritage at Scarborough Art Gallery this Autumn. Through a process of collaborative engagement with local queer people, the exhibition brings together unique perspectives on works from the Scarborough Museums and Galleries permanent collection, presenting them alongside objects of personal significance to the local queer community for the first time.

In doing so, the exhibition continues to ask important questions about how our collection ties us to Scarborough and what hidden histories can be collectively discovered.

Forming part of the exhibition is the Queer Infoshop, a contemporary network of LGBTQIA+ identifying individuals, who have been working together with Crescent Arts to curate a new section of community-made and heritage-informed artworks. By connecting the work of the Queer Infoshop with the collaborative curation of the collection, Always Been Here seeks to generate a redefining sense of queer ownership and joy within public spaces and our collections.

This project is a partnership between Scarborough Museums and Galleries and Crescent Arts.

Image: Blues, Mary Algar, 2016

Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 5pm

Admission Prices
£3 Annual Pass – admission to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum

Free – Under 18s and registered carers.

There is step free access to and around the ground floor of the gallery.

Toilets are located on the first floor and are accessed via stairs. There is no lift to the first floor. There is an accessible toilet next door, a short distance away, at Woodend Gallery and Studios.

If you require any further access requirements, or information ahead of your visit please call the Art Gallery on 01723 374753 or email