Seaside Heritage

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

A display of taxidermy seabirds, a herring gull is in the foreground

Step back in time and learn about Scarborough’s fascinating seaside heritage. Explore a range of objects including paintings, photographs, social history and taxidermy that recall an era of deckchairs dozing, ice cream treats, bathing machines and walking expeditions along the glorious Yorkshire coast.

This display is the first step in transforming the entire top floor of the Art Gallery into a multi-sensory seaside experience.


Opening Times
Tuesday – Sunday | 10am – 5pm

Last entry 4.30pm

Admission Prices
£5 Annual Pass – admission to both Scarborough Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum

Free – Under 18s and registered carers.

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.


For visitors unable to access the exhibition, you are invited to watch this short video of the gallery space: Watch the Seaside Heritage video