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The Scarborough Collections

There’s so much more to the collections than the objects and artworks on show in the Art Gallery and Rotunda. We don’t have the space to display everything, which is why we offer you the chance to find out more about items in the reserve collections and how we care for them through a range of events. For a glimpse behind the scenes, please see our Events Calendar for details of forthcoming store tours and Take One collections talks.

Making an enquiry

Our collections team endeavours to answer enquiries about the Scarborough Collections and venues as quickly as possible and without charge. However, for any enquiry involving a detailed written response or requiring lengthy periods of staff time, Scarborough Museums Trust requests a minimum donation of £25 to contribute towards administrative costs.

For commercial enquiries, including requests to license images, please use the enquiry form below to contact a member of the Collections Team, who will discuss your request and provide a note of our terms and conditions.

Giving to the Collections

The collections are still growing, as we collect more information about Scarborough’s history and culture. If you would like to donate an object, please fill in the enquiry form, giving as much detail as possible and our Collections Manager will contact you. Please see our Collection Development Policy for further information.

Help us care for the collections – Donate by text
Text SMTD01 or £5 to 70070

Research Access

You are welcome to view our collections for research – if you require research access, want to arrange a loan to another Accredited museum or gallery, or are just interested in particular items connected with Scarborough’s history, please contact us by completing the enquiry form below.

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Contact Scarborough Collections

Please complete all sections of this enquiry form.

For any commercial enquiries, including those for personal gain, a member of the Scarborough Museums Trust Collections Team will contact you to agree terms and conditions dependent on the nature of each individual request.

As the Scarborough Museums Trust team is small we will endeavour to answer enquiries about the Scarborough Collections and venues as quickly as possible free of charge. However, we do not have the facilities to conduct research or engage in correspondence on behalf of members of the public. For any enquiries involving a detailed written response and/or lengthy periods of staff time Scarborough Museums Trust requests that a minimum donation of £25 is made to contribute towards administrative costs.