Daily Archives: July 15, 2011

Days out tested by us! – Scarborough Art Gallery

Price of admission – FREE / Donation box near door
Time to look around – 20mins – 2 hours dependent on activities

Taken from the Scarborough Art Gallery website:

Scarborough Art Gallery has had a fascinating history; this Italianate villa is the finest building situated in Scarborough’s beautiful Crescent gardens. The Crescent was designed in 1823 as part of the massive building programme in Victorian Scarborough. The Art Gallery was built in the late 1840s by the Uppleby family; neighbours included Lord and Lady Londesborough at Londesborough Lodge and Sir George Sitwell and family at Woodend who used these houses as holiday homes. Later it was known as ‘Broxholme’ and had a number of owners. When solicitor Henry Donner bought it in 1924 he renamed it ‘Crescent House’. Scarborough Corporation acquired the building after his death in 1942, and in 1947 it opened as the Art Gallery.

The gallery houses our permanent collection which has been built up over sixty years through gifts, bequests and purchases to reflect the eclectic mix of the community and the cultural heritage of Scarborough.

The Scarborough Art Gallery is a relevantly small Gallery compared to larger cities, but still has a few exhibits on rotation throughout the year.  Including events aimed at children to help expanded their artistic abilities.  It’s in close proximity to the Rotunda Museum, so if you’re down that way you may aswell pop into the Scarborough Art Gallery.  They even have an area that you can sit down in and have a drink and read a book. 

Crown Spa Hotel White Rose Award Finalist

SCARBOROUGH’S tourism industry is shining once again as a selection of the town’s businesses are named as finalists for this year’s White Rose Awards.  The awards, dubbed the “Oscars of the tourism industry”, recognise quality tourism across Yorkshire.  The Crown Spa Hotel, in the Esplanade, which also made the finals last year, is once again in the running, this time competing in both the Large Hotel of the Year category and for the Sustainable Tourism Award.  Also finalists for the second year running are the Sands seafront apartments which have made the shortlist for the Self Catering, Cruisers and Serviced Apartments award.  The Copper Horse, in Seamer, will be battling it out for the Yorkshire Pub of the Year title.

The roll of honour for October’s ceremony also features a number of business from across Ryedale and the Yorkshire Coast.  The Bed & Breakfast/Guest accommodation of the Year category features All Seasons Guest House in Filey, 17 Burgate in Pickering, and Moorlands Country House in Levisham.  Jasmine Park, in Snainton, will be battling it out against three other parks in the Caravan Holiday Park or Village award, while the White Swan Inn, in Pickering, is shortlisted for Small Hotel of the Year.  Whitby is also represented as The Leeway is shortlisted alongside Scarborough’s Crown Spa Hotel in the Sustainable Tourism Award.

Pickering could be in line for more awards with Cedarbarn Farm Shop and Cafe in the Taste of Yorkshire Award, and Pickering Tourist Information making the finals.  Janet Deacon, Welcome to Yorkshire area director for North Yorkshire, said: “It is fantastic news that so many businesses in our area have been shortlisted for the White Rose Awards.  “These awards really showcase the superb standard of the tourism offer in Yorkshire and being shortlisted is a superb achievement.  “We will now keep our fingers crossed and hope that many if not all those on the shortlist, walk away with an award later in the year.”  The winners will be crowned at a ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse on Monday October 10.

Via Scarborough Evening News