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Scarborough Art Gallery
Scarborough, Yorkshire Coast

Details for Scarborough Art Gallery

The Scarborough Art Gallery commands a fine position in the Crescent Gardens and is a magnificent building in its own right. The gallery has a fine collection of artworks on display and often hosts exhibitions. The gallery coffee shop and lounge is a great place to meet up with friends.

Scarborough Art Gallery has had a fascinating history of it's own, this Italianate villa is the finest building situated in Scarborough's beautiful Crescent gardens.

The Crescent was designed in 1823 as part of the massive building programme in Victorian Scarborough. The Art Gallery was built in the late 1840s by the Uppleby family; neighbours included Lord and Lady Londesborough at Londesborough Lodge and Sir George Sitwell and family at Woodend who used these houses as holiday homes. Later it was known as ‘Broxholme' and had a number of owners. When solicitor Henry Donner bought it in 1924 he renamed it ‘Crescent House'. Scarborough Corporation acquired the building after his death in 1942, and in 1947 it opened as the Art Gallery.

The gallery houses our permanent collection which has been built up over sixty years through gifts, bequests and purchases to reflect the eclectic mix of the community and the cultural heritage of Scarborough 

The galleries on the ground floor house our permanent collection; an exciting mixture of treasures including paintings gifted by famous hotelier Tom Laughton over 20 years. Our own collections are changed regularly however firm favourites by Atkinson Grimshaw, John Jackson R.A and Sir Matthew Smith are always on display.

On the first floor we offer both home grown and national touring exhibitions. We have a biennial East Coast Open exhibition attracting both professional and amateur...


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Scarborough Art Gallery
The Crescent
Town Centre
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PW
01723 374753

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