PLEASE NOTE: The Rotunda Museum will be closed on Thursday 11 September  

*NEW* 2014 Events Guide - lunchtime talks, concerts, authors, experts and academics  - click the link for times, dates and more info

Events Guide 2014

*NEW* Yorkshire Fossil Festival Microsite!

We have a new, sparkly microsite especially for the Yorkshire Fossil Festival! Ooo, have a look...

*NEW* Dictionary of Stone - vimeo clip!

The Outlier by Simon Pope has a new vimeo clip! Check it out here...The Outlier

Remember Scarborough! 

Our new exhibition celebrating the centenary of the bombardment of Scarborough has started! Click on the link for a sneak peek...

video: remember scarborough!


Love Fossils? We'd love to talk to you!

We are looking for volunteers for the Yorkshire Fossil Festival this September - can you help? From 12 - 14 September there will all kinds of experts, stalls, events and workshops and we need you to get involved and take part. If you fancy being a part in this amazing festival conatct Will Watts on 07964 759433 or email

Volunteers needed!

If you've ever fancied getting involved at your local museum or art gallery, now's your chance. Scarborough Museums Trust is launching a volunteer programme, and looking for people interested in helping with everything from leading guided tours to deep cleaning the stores.

The Trust is holding a coffee morning for anyone interested in finding out more, from 10.30am to noon at Scarborough Art Gallery on Tuesday 11 March.

Anyone who would like to volunteer with Scarborough Museums Trust is welcome to come along. There'll be a range of roles people can apply for such as invigilating exhibitions, giving visitors tour of exhibitions, helping with the events and activities at the Rotunda and Art Gallery, geology tours at the Rotunda, activities for Yorkshire Geology Month (mid-May to the end of June) at the Rotunda, deep cleaning the store and more. There will be refreshments.

For further information, please contact Julie on or 01723 384506 – or just turn up on the day. Anyone interested who can't make it to the coffee morning please contact Julie, and she will email or post details.

New for 2014!

Admission to the Art Gallery and Rotunda is now £3 for adults. This then allows you entry to both venues for the next 12 months*.

Entry for under 18s is free.

*We reserve the right to charge for some events during the year.

Gift Aid

We ask you to gift aid your admission charge if you can. This enables us to reclaim 25p on every pound of your donation at no extra cost to yourself. 


 Coming soon... 

 'Remember Scarborough!'

627Kemp-WelchEdithRememberScarboroughc1915On December 16th 1914, German warships fired hundreds of shells on Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool; an offensive which became known as 'The Bombardment'. Hundreds died, many were injured, and buildings and homes were destroyed. This attack caused great public outcry and 'Remember Scarborough!' became the slogan for an impassioned recruitment drive.

Now thanks to funding from the Arts Council England we are leading a project to commemorate this anniversary, all the details are here.  










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