Summer exhibition at maritime centre

133206a'New exhibition featureing scale models of fishing boats at the Maritime Heritage Centre.'James Hall admires the models'Picture by Neil Silk'06/08/13
133206a'New exhibition featureing scale models of fishing boats at the Maritime Heritage Centre.'James Hall admires the models'Picture by Neil Silk'06/08/13

A new exhibition for the summer season is now on show at Scarborough’s Maritime Heritage Centre in Eastborough.

The centre is open from Wednesday to Sunday each week, from 11am to 4pm, and entry is free of charge.

Vice chairman Lindy Rowley said: “This exhibition features a selection from everything we’ve done, so there’s something for everyone.

“We’ve got a full wall of boat models, which is something that really brings people through the door.

“We’ve had some beautiful ones loaned to us for people to look at. They’re always a popular part of our exhibitions - there’s some wonderful detail on them.”

With the centre’s exhibitions changing every three months, there is always something new to see - even for regular visitors.

The current displays feature themes such as smugglers, the bombardment, tunny fishing, the lifeboat and herring fishing.

Lindy said: “It started a couple of weeks ago and we’ve had some really good feedback already.”

Visitors are invited to sign a comments book, which has attracted positive remarks from locals and holidaymakers alike.

Volunteers are now thinking about the next exhibition, but the subject is not set to be revealed just yet.

In the meantime, Lindy is keen to welcome any bookings for talks out in the community, either at schools or for local interest groups.

To find out more, please call the centre on (01723) 369361.