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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

Scarborough Arts Forum

16 May – 11 June

An exhibition showcasing a diverse range of work (watercolours, oils, printing and mixed media) by local artists from Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

Find out more:

The Seaside Shack Pop Up Museum

The ‘Seaside Shack’ Pop-Up Museum is an interactive, portable ‘Museum of Scarborough’ created by set design company Tortoise in a Nutshell as a part of a big Arts Council funded project called ‘Mapping the Museum’. The Pop-Up can be found at various locations across Scarborough from time to time, or can be borrowed for your school hall or community location.

Recent outings:

The Brunswick Shopping Centre • Dean Road Chapel • Alzheimer’s Society Group Session •Scarborough Library • Scarborough Art Gallery


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.

Activities Volunteer Role Description download

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.