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Address: 2 Park Lodge Vernon Road | Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2PT, England
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+44 1723 384511

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Geological history of the area

Recently refurbished, this museum is well worth a visit for adults and children alike. Very interesting and well presented geological history of Scarborough and the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently refurbished, this museum is well worth a visit for adults and children alike. Very interesting and well presented geological history of Scarborough and the surrounding area with plenty of illustrated material and exhibits as you would expect in the home of Geology itself. Beautifully designed internally and remaining in its original state. Children are encouraged to visit and special... More 

Thank cameraready
York, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Worth the walk into the Valley. Great views. Inside warm welcome and with your annual ticket great way to discover the early times of the area. Interesting. Just follow the feet.

Thank Melvyn T
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This building is situated just off the seafront below the Spa Bridge and what a fantastic looking building it is. Although we had seen it the previous day we did not realise what it was at first so glad we made the effort to investigate further. The entrance fee covers you for a year and also includes entry to the... More 

Thank Karl H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The building that this museum is housed in beautiful, and has been renovated very sympathetically. The dinosaur and fossil area on the first floor are well presented (the dinosaur terrified our 3 year old), but the best area is on the top floor. The cases are filled with fascinating highlights of the museum's collection. I did several circuits and seemed... More 

Thank Jayestar
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Just popped in to get out of the cold. What a lovely, interesting hour or so we spent looking at the lovely personal collections of fossils and reading about the finders. Wonderful for finding out about the local geology, dinosaur fossils found locally, and a very interesting skeleton. Well worth a visit.

Thank Outonthewolds
Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

As a geologist, I am always looking for natural history museums and the Rotunda Museum seemed to be the right place to go and it was. It is small, but it represents a variety of fossils and local geology. A place to go, I just wished a bit more information for the displays.

Thank annkristin372
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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221 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

First visit to this great little museum. Heard about it for ages, but finally got to visit. One of the country's first purpose-built museums. £3 entry is for an annual pass and covers the art museum down the road as well. Lots of geological history, maps, fossils, dinosaurs and bronze age archeology. And a stuffed great bustard.

Thank Howarth S
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We were enjoying a short trip to Scarborough and were looking for things to do, with it being winter. We found the rotunda museum, which was a fantastic find. The plesiasaur exhibit, fossils and tree burial skeleton were amazing. It gave enough information for you to absorb, and plenty of things to see and do. We would definitely come back,... More 

Thank Richard J
Southwold, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Awesome little place. Just needs more information about fossils and finds in upstairs gallery. Grimsthorpe man is extraordinary! £3 and it gets you into art museum 5 mins away for nothing. Brilliant

Thank Shane H
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Rotunda was the main reason we came to Scarborough- my geologist husband's choice of destination and he wasn't disappointed. The staff were very welcoming and informative , well worth a visit.

Thank jeansarchie

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