Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

The Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre is a little gem waiting to be discovered. Situated a short distance up the main road from the historic harbour, the Centre is crammed with lots of interesting exhibits and information about Scarborough’s fascinating past. Volunteers are mostly local people, including ex fishermen, with lots of knowledge. They can give you a personal introduction to the exciting growth of Scarborough from a Viking settlement to the heyday of shipbuilding, the bombardment in WW1, our connections with the Titanic and much more.

Our website already has lots of information about WW1 and the bombardment as well as related events happening in Yorkshire.

From 4th August we will have an exhibition about WW1 and from October onwards a display with new unseen information about the 1914 bombardment.

If you are part of a community group, church, school or workplace you can now borrow our six-panel ‘pop-up’ exhibition on the bombardment for free.

We can also deliver a 30 – 60 minute illustrated talk.

Entrance to our Centre is free and we are open Wednesday to Sunday 11am until 4pm.

The Centre’s aim is to educate the public about Scarborough’s maritime heritage and to make it available to all and for future generations.

The SMHC is a registered charity run entirely by volunteers and public donations.

Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

36 Eastborough, Scarborough, YO11 1NJ.

Tel 01723 369361

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