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  • Matthew Oxtoby
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What's On  at Scarborough Art Gallery & Rotunda Museum

Discover the events that are on at Scarborough Art Gallery & the Rotunda Museum during the October Half Term Holidays!

 

What's On this October!

Earth Science Week: Our Restless Earth

Earth Science Week: Our Restless Earth

7 - 15 October, 10am & 2pm. Closed Monday.

Rotunda Museum


50 years ago geologists discovered plate tectonics. Celebrate this anniversary exploring how tectonic movements have shaped the beautiful landscape of North East Yorkshire and have helped fashion our unique coastline. Drop-in and explore lots of hands-on science activities for all the family including:

  • Fault line modelling blocks
  • Learn about the shifts of the earth in interactive sand models
  • Discover the faults beneath your feet in our Yorkshire seismic line computer technology
  • Identify the changes to the local Yorkshire coast line in our exclusive footage of Ravenscar Cliffs
  • Enjoy a talk from Consultant Geologist Dr Tim Burnhill

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with Annual Pass

Find out more!

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

21 October 2017 - 7 January 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery


In the 1930s plans for re-designing Scarborough as an Art Deco oasis were drawn up. A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period. Come and reimagine Scarborough as a ‘Great Gatsby’ location.


Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with Annual Pass

Find out more!

October Half Term Events

October Half Term: Drop in Sessions

We've got lots of events going on over October Half Term. Check our social media for further details.

Scarborough Art Gallery

  • 27 Oct: Spooky Silhouettes. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Rotunda Museum

  • 22 Oct: Fossil Design. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
  • 26 Oct: Spooky Skeletons & Creepy-Crawly Lab. 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with Annual Pass

Find out more!

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Extended until 7 Jan 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery


Sun, sand and spades, or wet, windy weekends - what has a seaside holiday meant over the centuries? The traditions of a seaside holiday and how it has changed over time is explored in this exhibition. Come and see what makes the British seaside holiday so unique!


Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with Annual Pass

Find out more!

Fossil Handling

Fossil Handling

24 October,
Rotunda Museum

Explore prehistoric times and find out about dinosaur footprints in hands-on sessions with our fossil experts. Workshop Times:

  • 10:30am – 12pm
  • 1:30pm – 3pm

Under 18s are FREE
Adults FREE with Annual Pass
Find out more about Fossil Handling

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough: Family Workshop

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough: Family Workshop

25 & 26 October,
Scarborough Art Gallery

Taking inspiration from the new exhibition A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough, you will be able to share your own vision of Scarborough in our creative workshop. Meet us at the Art Gallery before exploring The Crescent, where you can use your imagination to make your own narrative and visuals as you create before and after versions of buildings and spaces.

Under 18s are FREE

Adults FREE with Annual Pass
Find out more about the Workshop

Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

Every Saturday, 10:30am - 12pm
Scarborough Art Gallery

Get the weekend off to a creative start with your family and friends. Each week, meet the course leader in the Art Gallery to gather inspiration then head next door to Woodend to make your own artwork and try a range of techniques. The workshops are designed for both adults and children, with a chance to learn new skills and enjoy art together.


£3 per person (adult or child)
Booking required - call 01723374753
Find out more about Saturday Art Club

outside the box

Outside the Box

Until April 2018,
Multiple locations across Scarborough

Free-of-charge Reminiscence sessions across Scarborough. Sessions are open to everyone and are an hour long. They take place once a month in 10 different locations, so look out for your local one!
The sessions will involve handling objects from the Scarborough Museums Trust collections, which all come from within living memory.


Find out more about Outside the Box

Museums at Night

Museums at Night

26, 27 & 28 October, 5pm - 8pm
Scarborough Art Gallery & Rotunda Museum

As part of Museums at Night, we’re opening up the collections and galleries of Scarborough Art Gallery and The Rotunda Museum to be explored during the dark hours. We’ll be lighting up the dark nights with a series of workshops and events for all to enjoy. This will be a night to remember! 


Under 18s are FREE

Adults FREE with Annual Pass

Find out more about Museums at Night

Disclaimer: Please note all events can be subject to change. 

Elsewhere at other galleries:

Work on Loan: John Armstrong

ON LOAN:
John Armstrong: Sense and Experience

16 September- 25 November
Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance

Works on loan:
Amphorae and Grapes (Libation), 1945
Still Life, c.1960
A Stately Dance, 1945


Scarborough Museums Trust is pleased to have loaned three works by John Armstrong to Penlee House Gallery and Museum for their touring exhibition John Armstrong: Sense and Experience. 

Although John Armstrong ARA (1893 – 1973) studied briefly at St John’s Wood School of Art he was essentially self-taught. His one-man exhibition in 1928 established him in avant-garde circles, including that of Unit One with Ben Nicholson, Paul Nash and others. He later became deeply involved in theatre and film, designing sets for the Royal Ballet and costumes for ten of Alexander Korda’s epic films. His diverse work shows the influence of Surrealism, but he was never a Surrealist; instead he forged a very personal style that attacked conventional ideas and beliefs with ironic wit and personal symbolism.

The exhibition is supported by a display of work from Armstong’s contemporaries including Roland Penrose, Tristram Hillier and Marion Elizabeth Adnams.

Find out more!

Work on Loan: God's Land in God's Country

ON LOAN:
God's Land in God's Country: Ancient Eygpt in
Yorkshire

23 September – 20 January 2018
Experience Barnsley, West Yorkshire

Scarborough Museums Trust is loaning two pieces of gilded cartonnage (coffin) from the Egyptology collection and an inlaid Egyptian eye from the William James Clarke Charm collection to Experience Barnsley. Their temporary exhibition, God’s Land in God’s Country: Ancient Egypt in Yorkshire is curated by well-known Egyptologist, Professor Joanne Fletcher and runs from the 23 September 2017 - 20 January 2018.

Find out more!

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