Scarborough Art Gallery
Scarborough Art Gallery, situated in Scarborough’s Regency Crescent just off the town centre, houses the Borough’s fine art collection. Our Gallery spaces tell the story of the town and its various influences over the years through the wonderful paintings which feature seascapes and views of Scarborough. Learn about the influence of the sea, Scarborough’s early history as a holiday resort and how fashion spoke volumes about your status and position in society.
The Gallery has a lively temporary exhibition programme that features contemporary work by professional artists. Events for all the family are featured throughout the year and especially over the school holiday period.
Coming soon - Summer 2014 - 'Remember Scarborough' - commemorating the Bombardment of Scarborough by German warships on December 16th 1914.
Opening Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm
Open all Bank Holidays 10am-5pm
Closed: Mondays, except Bank Holidays
Annual Pass for the Art Gallery and the Rotunda Museum £3
Under 18s FREE
- Museums Association
- British Association of Friends of Museums
The collection at Scarborough Art Gallery is of great local significance and includes subjects in the town and area by local artists from throughout history. There are oils and watercolours of Scarborough, by artists of the nineteenth century such as John Wilson Carmichael and Henry Barlow Carter. Also on display are nationally important artists from the twentieth century such as Ivon Hitchens and Matthew Smith. These displays change throughout the year, though visitors will always see the magnificent Atkinson Grimshaws.
Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art
Key artists and exhibits
- John Wilson Carmichael
- Henry Barlow Carter
- Ivon Hitchens
- Matthew Smith
- Atkinson Grimshaw
- Ernest Dade
- Paul Marny
- Prinmakers Council Archive
- Railway Posters
- Frank Brangwyn
- Edward Bawden
Across the Dales and Coastal Trails
- 16 January — 13 March 2016 *on now
This artists' open exhibition is presented by Scarborough Art Society, Cayton Art Club and Yorkshire Coast College.
It's an opportunity for local amateur artists and art students to show their work in Scarborough's only accredited art gallery.
The work on show will be for sale, so it's a great chance to purchase the early work of the UK's next great artist!
- Any age
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts
- 26 March — 26 June 2016
Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts – The Many Adventures of Enid Blyton
This is the first ever major exhibition celebrating the life and work of cerebrated children’s author Enid Blyton.
On tour to Scarborough Art Gallery, this exciting exhibition has been created by Seven Stories, National Centre for Children's Books. Many exhibits will be on public display for the first time, revealing Blyton's creative imagination and the events that shaped her life and storytelling.
Scarborough Art Gallery