Planning Your Visit 2018-05-16T10:36:03+00:00

Planning Your Visit

Essential Information

Group size is limited so to avoid overcrowding we admit only one class per half day.

We can accommodate a maximum group of 35 pupils per workshop in our venues, with 1 accompanying adult for every 10 pupils. Any adults needed to support children on a 1:1 basis are in addition to the minimum requirement for the visit.

Groups must book at least a week in advance using the online booking form. Children must be supervised at all times.

Half day workshops (2 hours with a short break)


Full day workshops (2 x 2 hour sessions)


Self-led tours

FREE for all schools, please book at least a week ahead

Loan boxes

£10 per week


There is limited minibus parking available near to the Art Gallery and the Rotunda. The nearest available minibus car park is on Albion Road (with link as on the FAQs)


There is a coach drop off point outside the Rotunda Museums (a 5 minute walk from the Art Gallery) or parking nearby.

The Rotunda Museum is accessible by lift throughout. There is no lift access in the Art Gallery. Please let us know in advance if someone in your group has additional needs and we will do our best to cater for them.

There is a disabled toilet open to all visitors in the Rotunda Museum and at Woodend, two minutes from the Art Gallery.

Visitors are permitted to take photographs in the galleries for their personal, educational use only. Please see our photography policy for further details.

Books, posters, pens, pencils, etc. are available in our shops.

Please see our risk assessments for the Rotunda Museum and Scarborough Art Gallery.

  • Your school/group name, address and telephone number
  • Group leader’s name and email address
  • Two preferred visit dates
  • Number of children and adults in each class/group. There must be at least a 1:10 adult to child ratio
  • Age of learners in each class/group
  • Choice of facilitated session or self-led visit
  • If you would like to book a lunch room
  • Any special educational needs or access requirements
  • If you would like to hear more about our upcoming exhibitions, events and special offers.

We do not have a dedicated room at either the Art Gallery or the Rotunda so we offer the choice of booking the conference room at Woodend (2 minutes from the Art Gallery and 10 minutes from the Rotunda) between 12.30 and 1 or 1 and 1.30.  Please indicate on the enquiry form if you wish to book the lunchroom.

We want to provide all members of your group with an enjoyable and inclusive visit. Please inform us prior to your visit if there are children with additional needs in your group.  If you have adults supporting children on a 1:1 basis, they should be in addition to the minimum number of required adults (see group size and adult requirements).

When taking groups to the Art Gallery please let us know how we can help with access needs as there is currently no lift access to the upper galleries (temporary exhibitions).  Accessible toilets are available next door at Woodend.

Primary Schools

Maximum of 35 pupils

1 adult to every 10 children required

Secondary schools

Maximum of 40 pupils

1 adult to every 15 children required

You can find a number of resources to support your teaching both before and after a visit to our sites. We also offer a range of material to assist groups of self-led visits. Please visit our resources page to find out more.

You may find the following links useful:

The Scarborough Collections at ArtUK

Money & Medals Network

Prehistory in Yorkshire

Seaside Heritage Network

Contact Us

Initial requests for school or group visits should be made via the booking form.

For more information or to discuss your booking, please contact our Learning Officer by email: or by telephone: 01723 384511