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Address: 2 Park Lodge Vernon Road | Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2PT, England
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Discover geological Scarborough

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Melvyn T
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York, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank Melvyn T
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Karl H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Jayestar
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Outonthewolds
Dublin, Ireland
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank annkristin372
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
115 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Howarth S
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Richard J
Southwold, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Shane H
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank jeansarchie
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

To be honest found it a bit boring as did the son age 9 didn't think enough information about the the things there but the staff were very nice and friendly we won't go again though x

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