The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a 2 'Mighty' Wurlitzer Organs in our spacious ballroom. We host tea dances every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with Michael Carr playing the "Mighty" Wurlitzer for you to dance along to.
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  • Alan S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful nostalgic trip but to the old fairground days.
    The collections is fantastic. Not only the fairground organs but vehicles also. Vintage motorcycles, Cars and fairground games. Ever car we went past was like "We had one of those" Cars Like Ford Model T, Ford Anglia, A35, Austin 1100, There are also Trucks, Traction engines. There are also fairground rides The dodgems where £2 a car and both of us commented at the speed, we thought faster than we remembered. After a couple of hours look around it was off to the Café for coffee and a scone. Also available were sandwiches and cakes. while we sat having our treats a gentleman was playing a Wurlitzer with couple ballroom dancing to the music it was a pleasant afternoon. Suitable for wheelchair users, they even had one we could use to go round with.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 April 2023
  • Holiday123
    64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day out in Scarborough
    A fantastic attraction. Really enjoyed our day here today. Loads of great rides, fairground organs, penny arcade machines and various other exhibits. You no longer get one free ride voucher with your entrance ticket, but it was still great value. Unfortunately a key ride, The Ark, was out of order on the day we visited, which was a disappointment. I would also liked to have seen a historic information sign for the ghost train, dodgems and cake-walk, as the ride-operators did not know much about their provenance.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 April 2023
  • BarryC11
    Cannock, United Kingdom268 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic experience that brought back many memories.
    What an absolutely fantastic day out. From the minute that I entered, I could not stop smiling as it brought back so many memories from my childhood. Whether it be the old motorbikes along with sidecar, the vintage vehicles, the fun fair rides (some of which are still operating), the radios and jukebox, the wurlitzer, the fire engine, the list goes on. I loved every minute of it. If I return to Scarborough, this will definitely be on my list of places to visit again.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Tracy G
    Coventry, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    True Nostalgia.
    Amazing place, full of nostalgia, memories and a great experience. An opportunity to experience some old fairground rides, dodgems, cake walk, walzers etc. Also there was a coffee morning dance too, with the old Wurlitzer being played.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 June 2023
  • glenis l
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good value for money
    What a gem of a place for all. We saw it advertised and decided it might be nice. Well we were impressed. The staff were friendly and happy to talk about the place. The exhibits were fabulous, with the added bonus of being able to have a go on some of the rides. The vehicles were in marvellous, showroom condition which showed off the dedication of the people who looked after them. The tearoom was a bonus with the organ being played whilst we had lunch. Probably more suited to the older generation , but there were children about who seemed to be enjoying it. Well worth the admission charge.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • Sharon W
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scarborough Fair
    Interesting place to visit if you’re interested in vintage: car, bikes, tractors, caravans , buses etc and fairground rides. It’s all undercover so alright for a rainy day. @£9 per adult I felt it was a bit excessive considering rides are charged extra. If you wander round you’ll see it all in 30 mins, if you’re interested and take your time you could spend a few hours here. Cafe inside so no food or drink is permitted. Nice place if you’re interested and nostalgic but if you’re just going to pass a wet couple of hours definitely better value places to go especially for younger kids.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 June 2023
  • TrueTourist
    Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom64 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just go..great place
    This is a fabulous place. Only £9 to get in each. Cheap considering that is a price of a pint and a half of lager or a large glass of wine and what you get for your money is amazing. You pay for the if you want but they are £1 a ride…worth every penny for a bit of history. Any complaints of the price is not taking into consideration the cost of running these places. We watched a Wurlitzer being played and a tea dance which was great Honestly just go, have a saunter around and experience the nostalgia here and it will be the best couple of hours you will spend on a rainy day
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Stuart P
    20 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Value
    Second visit just as good this time around. Nice to see the dancers in the cafe/ballroom well laid out selection of cars, bikes, trucks etc. Only slight grumble no vegan options in the cafe
    Visited June 2023
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Karen C
    Wakefield, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Joyful reminiscences
    Fabulous collection of fairground rides, organs & arcade games and vehicles of all kinds. Everything immaculately restored & presented. All under cover, so an excellent all weather venue. Lovely cafe which also holds tea dances to the Wurlitzer organ. We spent a very happy couple of hours there and a huge bonus is that you can ride the old fairground rides. My 83 year old mum loved the ghost train!!! Lots of families with children having fun too
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Janwoo60
    Scarborough, United Kingdom221 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Visit
    Lovely welcome on arrival. Explained what was onsite, and the 2 area to view information about the attractions. Huge ballroom with cafe, lovely organ music being played. Clean well kept toilets. The attractions on site are so well kept and preserved. It’s like walking back in time. The whole place is clean and well kept. Highly recommend a visit to Scarborough Fair.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 July 2023
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dei12018
Shropshire, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Had a great family afternoon here. The vintage car and bike collection is well worth a look. The vintage fairground rides were a real treat, open one at a time so no rushing around. Lovely cafe and tea dance was going on while we were there with the original Wurlitzer. All indoors as well
Written 4 April 2024
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Buttercup
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Absolutely fantastic day out with our grandchildren! All staff & volunteers friendly, this is such a fabulous place to visit, cannot put it into words! We have been staying in Filey for years and never came across this place until now. We will be going back. Try it, you will not be disappointed!
Written 27 March 2024
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Des C
St Helens77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
What an absolutely lovely find. We visited here recently on a Ogdens mystery coach trip. We didn't know where we were going until we arrived in the car park. This place is amazing and took us back to our childhoods, we are in out seventies! Even has a go on the rides and on the Ghost Train. Its a marvellous museum and I have no doubt in highly recommending it for a visit.
Written 25 March 2024
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Herbbooth
Stretford, UK138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We visited here while on a Mystery weekend coach tour & found it very entertaining with lots of things to bring back the memories from the past, with some of the cars that I have owned back in the 1960's & others that are even older than that. We had a free ride ticket to go on & were singing 'YMCA' whilst whizzing round on a ride.
Written 25 March 2024
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crad2
Yorkshire, UK29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Interesting couple of hours viewing the collection of vintage vehicles.
Good cafe. Worth a visit if you like looking at the past.
Written 22 March 2024
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sutton in ashfield266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My Wife & I visited here on their 2024 opening day 21st March.. What an absolute 'Gem of a place'.. We loved EVERY MINUTE of our time here, we just couldn't stop smiling!! The volunteers we spoke to are a credit to the museum, all so helpful & friendly.
We went on everything going, dodgems, carousel, The Thriller(what we remember as the Speedway) & of course the Ghost Train.. so many happy memories 'brought back to life' Loved the penny arcades & all of the various traction engines. In fact we just loved everything about the place.. We must come back to see one of the tea dances as well, which will be a great excuse to go back on the rides LOL!!
Written 22 March 2024
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Gary A
Dundee, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Stayed at travelodge scarborough. Staff very attentive. Hotel clean and room very nice. Nigel hotel manager very good and friendly.
Written 7 January 2024
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mamandladontour
Derbyshire, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Visited on a wet day in half term having never heard of the place before! Spent an hour and would have loved to stay in the warm tea rooms if we weren't heading elsewhere afterwards. We enjoyed the mirrors, carousel, penny arcade, scale models and the dodgems. I hadn't realised it cost extra to go on the rides (make sure you take £ coins) and after the carousel being on the hour, there is an announcement to say which rides are going to be on next.
Written 5 November 2023
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Shaun P
Norwich, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Decided to do something inside as weather not great. Surprised by how big the museum was. The collection includes fairground rides, mechanical organs, vintage cars, vans, steam engines, motorbikes and tractors. You can go on some of the rides for a small extra charge, and some of the mechanical organs are playing during the day. The café is large, the same area has a ballroom and Wurlitzer organ, this was also played during our visit. Coffee and cake were good.
Written 31 October 2023
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kendon137
Bradford, UK23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This place is a hidden gem. Went here yesterday been wanting to go for a few years now . The old time dancing hall was great. The 1920s bar was fantastic. It is well worth and afternoon here. The tea and cakes were yummy. Loved going on the old rides the caterpillar was my favourite. All the staff are super friendly. Spent money in the old penny arcades . Loved it !!!
Written 27 October 2023
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