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Working with our community is essential to Scarborough Museums Trust.

We make it our mission to find exciting and accessible ways for everyone to use the Scarborough Collections and get involved in the work of the Trust. There are regular opportunities for local groups to work alongside our team in the community space at Scarborough Art Gallery to set up their own workshops and exhibitions.

We work with partners in the community, running after-school clubs, handling sessions, and reminiscence projects in local community centres, hospices and care homes. From Knit and Natter sessions to Saturday Art Club, as a visitor, a volunteer or on a work placement, there are plenty of reasons to join in.

For information on our community work, or to book the community gallery, please contact our Community Curator:

Community Gallery

Our Community Gallery is a free space for Scarborough people to exhibit their own work, express themselves and share their stories.

This season we have a range of exciting and evocative exhibitions representing a wide range of community groups across Scarborough.

Come and see what our local community is capable of.

Download the 2016/2017 Community Gallery programme

Outside the Box Reminiscence

Scarborough Museums Trust will be running free-of-charge Reminiscence sessions across Scarborough. Each session is open to everyone and will be an hour long, and take place once a month.

The sessions will involve handling objects from the Scarborough Museums Trust collections, which all come from within living memory.

Reminiscence has proved to be a really powerful tool for bringing people together to share their memories, and local schools and colleges will come along to hear the stories that people have to tell and record them.

The sessions will be a lovely opportunity to meet new friends, and enjoy sharing your memories and experiences with people of all ages.

Find out where your nearest Outside the Box session is here ( under our What’s On page)

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Volunteers play a vital role in helping us to look after Scarborough’s Heritage.

There are a range of roles to apply for, from exhibition invigilators to tour guides, events assistants and collections cleaning, all with flexible hours.

Whether you want to make new friends, give something back, fill your spare time, enhance your CV or gain experience – we pay travel expenses so it shouldn’t cost you a penny.

Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery

The Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery supports and promotes Scarborough Art Gallery and its collections.

In addition to making an invaluable contribution to the Art Gallery including commissioning works and exhibition sponsorship, Friends also enjoy free entry to the Art Gallery and invitations to private viewings.

Rotunda Geology Group

The Rotunda Geology Group was formed to support the continuing development of the Rotunda Museum and to promote public interest in the geosciences.

From October to May it holds indoor meetings, usually on the first Thursday in the month at 7.30 pm at the University of Hull’s Scarborough campus. Field meetings take place on Saturdays from June to September.

Arrange a chat with our Volunteer Manager, Julie Baxter on or 01723 384506, or download the application form.

More information can be found on the Friends of Scarborough Art Gallery page.