Scarborough Collections

Woodend Creative Workspace
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Scarborough Collections is a unique facility housed in the Woodend Creative Workspace. It offers access to Scarborough's Collections which includes a vast array of social and natural history specimens that have been collected by the town over the years and include things like ammonites, beetles, paintings, prehistoric pots, even cuddly toys! These collections are now housed under one roof in a state of the art storage facility. There is a range of exciting activities on offer which focus on specific themes from the collections. In addition we offer quiet spaces where the truly inquisitive can study in peace and quite on a private view by appointment basis.

Venue Type:

Museum, Archive

Opening hours

Scarborough Collections can be viewed by appointment or come along to one of advertised themed events.

Store tours run monthly, please see website for details.

Admission charges

See website for details


  • Museums Association

Scarborough’s collections are in general of regional importance but certain parts of the collection are of national and international importance. Amongst the more important collections are artefacts from the Star Carr excavations, one of the earliest known sites of human habitation.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Photography, Personalities, Natural Sciences, Maritime, Literature, Costume and Textiles, Archives, Archaeology

Scarborough Collections
The Crescent
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PW




01723 384503

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