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Rotunda Museum
Rotunda Museum

The Rotunda Museum was purpose built as a museum in 1829 to house the collections of the Scarborough Philosophical Society, the wings were added in 1860. The circular form of the building was suggested by William Smith the ‘Father of British Geology’ in order to demonstrate the position of the fossils and rocks in their strata. It stands at the foot of Vernon Road with a fine view of the south easterly part of the bay. The Museum is open Tuesday to Friday 10am–5pm.

Rotunda Museum is managed by Scarborough Museums Trust

Scarborough Museums Trust is an Art UK Founder Partner

Rotunda Museum

Vernon Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2NN England

01723 353665

Please remember to double-check the opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit

  • 17 October 2019

    Book your space on this Friday's TriceraTOTS session. Our popular and FREE Under 5's group returns to Woodend. This month's theme is Stone Age, Bone Age ? Booking is essential, please call 01723 384500 to secure your spot. Go to for full details.