Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm
Closed Mondays | Open Bank Holiday Mondays
Scarborough Art Gallery houses the borough’s permanent collection of fine art, which has grown through gifts, bequests and purchases since its beginnings in 1947, reflecting the vibrant mix of the community and its cultural heritage.
The gallery, originally called Crescent House, was built as a family home in the late 1840s by local solicitor John Uppleby and has had a fascinating history. This Grade II* Italianate villa is one of the finest buildings in Scarborough, set in the beautiful Crescent Gardens in the centre of town.
As well as the permanent collection, the Art Gallery hosts regular temporary exhibitions, giving us an opportunity to show some of the fine collections we hold, and to display work by local, national and internationally renowned artists, as well as interesting touring work from around the UK. Our Community Gallery showcases the talents of local groups, with an eclectic range of exhibitions throughout the year.
Don’t miss the important group of seascapes and views of Scarborough by John Atkinson Grimshaw, works by Frederic Lord Leighton and Frank Brangwyn, and prints and drawings by many other notable British artists.
The Art Gallery is also home to the permanent archive of the Printmakers Council and regularly displays a selection of contemporary print works.
The Art Gallery has full access to the ground floor and shop only.
Support dogs are welcome. An induction loop is available.
The Gallery is breast feeding friendly and all our staff are trained to be Dementia Friends.