A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough

21st Oct 2017 - 7th Oct 2018

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Ambitious plans to re-design Scarborough as an Art Deco oasis were drawn up in the 1930s.

‘A New Olympia: Designs on Scarborough’ explores the fascinating proposals of architect Stanley Davenport Adshead with his plans and photographs of the period.

The exhibition is accompanied by a number of events including a curator’s talk on November 2nd at 2pm entitled ‘Curator’s Choice: A Grand Scheme for Scarborough’ to discuss key works by Stanley Davenport Adshead and learn more about his vision of Scarborough as a glamorous destination for recreation and entertainment.


Also on 4 January 2018 at 10.30am ‘Painting in the New Year: Designs on Scarborough’ is  a spectacular painting workshop for all ages, drawing on ideas in the exhibition.



Scarborough Art Gallery

The Crescent,
North Yorkshire
YO11 2PW
Tel: 01723 374753
www.scarboroughmuseums trust.com

Opening hours

Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 – 17:00

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays.


Visitors can view exhibitions free of charge with a Scarborough Museums Trust Annual Pass which costs £3, under 18s are free.

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Scarborough Art Gallery: In the town centre, a short 10 minute walk from the railway station.

There is pay and display on-street parking outside the Gallery and on The Crescent.
The Brunswick Shopping Centre carpark and the Palm Court carpark are a 5 minute walk from the Gallery.