Our new exhibition is about the Scarborough built ship, ‘Morning Star’ that was attacked by pirates off St Helena in 1828. The ship was carrying a secret hoard of gold for the British government and also had women aboard. Benito De Soto, the pirate’s leader was hunted down and eventually faced a trial but weak evidence hampered the case. Find out more at this facinating free exhibition.
We also have a display of medals, bells and photographs of Scarborough's much loved but sadly departed Town Crier, Alan Booth MBE.
Our normal opening times are: Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm, entrance is free.
Please follow Coronavirus guidelines and do not visit us if you have any symptoms.
Please maintain social distancing guidelines.
Please wear a mask if you have one and use the hand sanitiser provided on entry & exit.
If we are closed you can see our 'History Box' opposite the harbour. The old red BT phone box is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year and has pictures and an audio guide to the history of Scarborough. click here for details.