Events explore Scarborough’s glorious past

Heritage Open Days - Will Watts(4th left) of the Scarborough Museums Trust, leads one of three tours on Friday of the balcony and exhibits in the Rotunda Museum (William Smith Museum of Geology). All the tours were fully booked.'103642a    pic by Andrew Higgins   10/09/10 'in News
Heritage Open Days - Will Watts(4th left) of the Scarborough Museums Trust, leads one of three tours on Friday of the balcony and exhibits in the Rotunda Museum (William Smith Museum of Geology). All the tours were fully booked.'103642a pic by Andrew Higgins 10/09/10 'in News
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Scarborough’s rich heritage will be showcased during a series of Heritage Open Days from today until Sunday.

The events include guided walks, behind-the-scenes tours and free admission to museums and galleries.

Heritage Open Days are held on a national level every September and aim to increase public awareness of each town’s architectural, built, historical and cultural heritage.

Buildings across the country that are either not usually open to the public or that usually charge admission will be open for free.

New to the programme this year is Scarborough Cricket Club, with doors open tomorrow 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 6.30pm.

The Pavilion will be open for people to browse around and see the many old photographs, from the 20th and 19th centuries illustrating cricket and social life in Scarborough.

Also on display will be trophies and memorabilia, including the Haigh Golden Bottles (pictured) for the National Club Knockout Competition.

And on Saturday, Scarborough Cricket Club first XI will be playing at North Marine Road versus Hull, so there is also opportunity to see some live action. Refreshments will be available in the Pavilion during the afternoon.

Other venues taking part include St Andrew’s Church in Ramshill, the Rotunda, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough Art Gallery and the North Bay Railway, among many others.

The event is coordinated by Scarborough Museums Trust.

Press and publicity officer Jeannie Swales said: “It’s a fantastic scheme which opens up places like the Masonic Hall, which people might not even realise is there.

“It is a way of seeing some fascinating, unknown gems.” She added: “Some events have limited numbers and are already booked up.

“Others have no restrictions and are completely open.”

If in double people are advised to ring and check on (01723) 374753.

For the full programme, with a description of each event, go to www.scarboroughmuseumstrust.org.uk