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Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre

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History lesson

Called in on way back to hotel. Lovley little museum lady who came to greet us give us a little... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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Interesting place

Always passed this little museum when in Scarborough, but this time made a decision to go into it... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
Kevin H
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45 Eastborough, Scarborough YO11 1NH, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looks like a converted shop, but holds some interesting maritime artefacts. I particularly liked the models of ships and fishing boats. The staff there are both well-informed and enhusiatic.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Called in on way back to hotel. Lovley little museum lady who came to greet us give us a little talk on the museum and left us to have a wonder around. Lovely old photographs to look at as well as maritime artefacts. Interesting map...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Always passed this little museum when in Scarborough, but this time made a decision to go into it, there are lots of interesting information and memorabilia to look at, there are items available to buy too, the gentleman who came to our assistance when we...More

1  Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Initially the booklet Scarborough's Paint the Town Trail in the window caught my eye as I walked by. Inside there is a selection of Maritime associated objects and history. I found it interesting and staff willing to answer my questions.

Thank aud6816
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I wish I could say that I enjoyed reading the articles and discovering more about Scarborough’s maritime history, but every time I visit here the volunteer always comes down from the stairs and stands a few feet behind me. I find this disconcerting, overbearing, when...More

1  Thank UrbanGirl2010
MarkTA1, Manager at Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2018

Hi. Sorry to hear you were unhappy with your visit. Most tourists like a personal introduction from a local person so we encourage our volunteers to engage with customers. Please do not be afraid to say that you are happy to read the displays alone....More

Reviewed 17 March 2018

I had seen this on a things to do web site. Popped in with my daughter who is interested in the local history. She bought some books and we had a chat with a gentleman who showed us exhibits. I found it interesting to look...More

1  Thank scottiecarole
Reviewed 10 March 2018

Born and bred in Scarborough. Attended Graham Sea Training School until December 1962 when I left and joined the Royal Navy. Had some really good times in Scarborough with some good friends. Have lots of really good memories which this centre helped bring back. A...More

1  Thank DaveandKate51
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is a marvellous place where you can see the history of the sea. Interesting to all ages who want to find out more about the sea fairing ways of days gone past.

Thank mariab532016
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Called in to purchase a couple of interesting books. Hadn't time to really explore properly but from this brief visit realise what a treasure trove of information this is. Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. I suspect you could do some serious research here usuing the...More

Thank Selebian2014
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The last thing you expect to find on this busy street in downtown Scarborough is this quiet oasis of culture and history. I was researching the "Scarborough Reelearly early piece of fishing tackle that is still used by adherents to traditional sea angling methods. The...More

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14 May 2017|
Response from MarkTA1 | Property representative |
Hi, yes you can enter the museum easily but our toilet is down 2 flights of steps. We are open 11am to 4pm, wed to sun, entrance is free. We look forward to meeting you.