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Rotunda Museum

Vernon Rd, Scarborough YO11 2PS, UK


About Rotunda Museum

Rotunda Museum is one of the world’s first purpose-built museums and was built to a design suggested by William ‘Strata’ Smith. With over 5,500 fossils and 3,000 minerals, the strengths of the Scarborough collection are numerous type specimens, which were the first of their kind ever to be described, and one of the finest collections of Middle Jurassic fossil plants in the country.

Attractions near Rotunda Museum

Scarborough Beach0.13km from Rotunda Museum

Scarborough Beach is a beautiful sandy beach. It was an ideal place for surfing, sunbathing and swimming spend a relaxing hour or two at one of the many cafés or bars overlooking the ocean. There are many cafés, bars, restaurants and shops and a large range of accommodation from backpacker hostels, affordable family apartments to luxury hotels with ocean views.

Scarborough Art Gallery0.17km from Rotunda Museum

Scarborough Art Gallery is an art gallery in the English town of Scarborough. It is housed in a Grade II* Italianate villa in Scarborough’s Crescent, designed by Richard Hey Sharp. The gallery is administered by the Scarborough Museums Trust and is open to the public. Its permanent collection has been developed over the past seventy years through gifts, bequests and purchases.

Peasholm Park1.49km from Rotunda Museum

Peasholm Park is a  beasutiful oriental themed park which has more to offer than just beautiful gardens. It has Mini waterfalls, wooden bridges crossing trickling streams and an abundence of wildlife make this the perfect location to enjoy a relaxing afternoon. The park is also home to the world famous Naval Warfare  – a unique miniature sea battle.

Scarborough North Bay Railway1.74km from Rotunda Museum

North Bay Railway is a miniature railway or minimum-gauge railway in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. It was built in 1931, to the gauge of 20 in , and runs for approximately 7⁄8 mile  between Peasholm Park and Scalby Mills in the North Bay area of the town.One of Scarborough’s top seaside attractions, the locomotives, scenery and history of the railway all add up to make it a fantastic day.

The Scarborough Fair Collection and Vintage Transport Museum located in Scarborough, North Yorkshire is one of the largest collections of its type in Europe, which hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a 'Mighty' Wurlitzer Organ in our spacious ballroom.

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North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 8,654 square kilometres . Around 40% of the county is covered by national parks, including most of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors.