Rotunda, the William Smith Museums of Geology
The Rotunda is the 2nd oldest purpose-built museum in Britain. Built to the specifications of William Smith - the father of English geology in 1828, the museum has been a focal point for geology and local history enthusiasts ever since.
Following major investments and a two-year re-fit, the museum now encompasses all the interactive technologies demanded of a modern museum. At the same time in the central Rotunda Gallery you will find a remarkable space that explains the Scarborough that existed in Smith's days as well as some of the characters that populated the town at the time.
The first floor Shell Gallery focuses on research and 21st century developments whilst the Dinosaur Coast Gallery offers bright, colourful and family friendly hands on experience of our coastline and its treasures.
After 4,000 years Gristhorpe Man finally breaks his silence. On Monday 2 August Dr Alan Ogden of the Division of Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University will install a facial reconstruction of the famous Gristhorpe Man Bronze Age skeleton found at Gristhorpe in 1834 that actually talks. This is a first for forensic archaeology and will be available only to visitors to the Rotunda Museum in Scarborough.
See website for further details!
Rotunda Museum is featured in our local leaflet 'Art and Heritage Trail - Yorkshire Coast and Countryside' you can view the full leaflet on our website in the 'Brochures' section.
Under 18 free
Rotunda Day Ticket £4.50 (concessions £4.00)
Open Return ticket £9 (£8 concessions) - This ticket can be used for one year at the Art Gallery and Rotunda Museum, including all events.
Concessionary prices are available to pre-booked groups of 10 and over.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 hours (including bank holidays)
Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2NN
Map reference: TA 042884 Lat: 54.28063 Long: -0.40105
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : Scarborough station
|Wed 24 Jul 2013 - Sat 31 Aug 2013||Rotunda Family Fun Days|
|Tue 29 Oct 2013 - Sat 2 Nov 2013||Rotunda Family Fun Days|
|Tue 24 Dec 2013 - Sat 4 Jan 2014||Rotunda Family Fun Days|