We’re really sorry, but the Grimshaw exhibition in the Art Gallery and the West Wing of the Rotunda Museum are currently closed due to water leaks following recent heavy rainfall. We’re working to open them again as soon as possible – thanks for your understanding. 

Post-war art

Open Tuesday - Sunday | 10am - 5pm 10 - 5pmFree with an Annual Pass (£3 / Free under 18s and registered carers)

The 1950s and 1960s are commonly viewed as decades of experimentation and innovation. Emerging from the Second World War and the social and economic upheaval it had caused, British people welcomed the 1950s as a clean slate, believing it would be an era of new ideas and prosperity.

During this period, Scarborough Museums Director, Mervyn Edwards, encouraged the purchasing of artworks from contemporary art exhibitions and commercial galleries, many of which are featured in this display.

Alongside works by male artists, three women artists are represented: Elizabeth Blackadder, Caroline Hill and Stella Steyn.

This exhibition is located on the first floor of the gallery. There are 23 steps to this floor and at the moment we do not have a lift to access this level.

Toilets are located on the first floor and are accessed via the stairs. There is an accessible toilet next door, a short distance away, at Woodend Gallery and Studios.