Scarborough Art Gallery

Gallery building in the Crescent
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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.

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Opening hours

Opening Hours: Tues-Sun, 10am-5pm

Open all Bank Holidays 10am-5pm

Closed: Mondays, except Bank Holidays

Admission charges

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.

Collection details

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

Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PW




01723 374753

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