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  • Matthew Oxtoby
  • 01-12-2017 11:25:12

Forge Valley, Cottages in Winter

©Richard E. Clarke (1878-1954) Forge Valley, Cottages in Winter c.1920

Discover the events that are happening at Scarborough Art Gallery & the Rotunda Museum this December!

 

 

 

 

 

A Victorian Christmas workshop

A Victorian Christmas

3 December 2017 | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery

Discover the beautifully elaborate (and sometimes funny!) Victorian Christmas cards in our collection and try making one of your own.

FREE with Annual Pass, no booking required.
Suitable for all ages.

 

 

The Birth of the Rotunda

Curator's Choice: The Birth of The Rotunda

7 December 2017 | 2pm-3pm
Rotunda Museum


Where did it all begin? 
Come along to find out more about the early years of The Rotunda Museum and unearth the history of the Scarborough Philosophical Society.

FREE with Annual Pass, no booking required.
Suitable for all ages. 

 

 

Masons

Masons

Until 31st December
Scarborough Art Gallery | Community Gallery Exhibition

2017 marks the 300th anniversary of formation of the world’s first Grand Lodge for Freemasons in London. The temporary exhibition currently on display in the Community Gallery commemorates this event, sharing and explaining the intriguing and fascinating story behind Freemasonry, from the initial historic concept to the modern-day running of the fraternal organisation. It runs until the 31st of December.

FREE with Annual Pass, no booking required.
Suitable for all ages.

 

 

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

21 October 2017 - 7 January 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery | Temporary Exhibition

In the 1930s plans for re-designing Scarborough as an Art Deco oasis were drawn up. A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough 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

 

 

A Day at the Seaside

A Day at the Seaside

Extended until 7 January 2018

Scarborough Art Gallery | Temporary Exhibition


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

 

 

A Mesolithic Winter

A Mesolithic Winter

10 December | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
Rotunda Museum

Think like prehistoric people living only around nature and try your hand at designing some modern-day Christmas decorations using only natural items and prehistoric glue. 

FREE with Annual Pass, no booking required. Suitable for all ages.

Find out more about A Mesolithic Winter workshop

 

An Uppleby Christmas

An Uppleby Christmas

17 December | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery

Listen to the stories of Christmas at the Art Gallery when it was the home of the Uppleby's and create your own Victorian Kissing Bough, just like they used to hang in the entrance hall.


FREE with Annual Pass
Booking required - call 01723 374753
Find out more about An Uppleby Christmas workshop

 

A Mesolithic Winter

Curator's Choice: A Grand Scheme for Scarborough

6 January | 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm
Scarborough Art Gallery

Due to the popularity of the last event, we are putting on a second session of this talk!  Delve further into the A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough exhibition. Led by Chris Hall, we will be discussing key works by Stanley Davenport Adshead to learn more about his vision of Scarborough as a glamorous destination for recreation and entertainment. 

FREE with Annual Pass, no booking required.

Find out more about our Curator's Choice event

 

Saturday Art Club

Saturday Art Club

Every Saturday | 10:30am - 12:00pm
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

 

 

 

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

 

Elsewhere at other galleries:

 

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

ON LOAN:
God's Land in God's Country: Ancient Egypt 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.

 

 

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