Photo: Max Payne Collection
Photo: Max Payne Collection

FASCINATING PHOTOS: A lookback at Scarborough Aquarium and Gala Land, the underground pleasure palace at Aquarium Top

Take a look at these amazing photos of Aquarium Top, in Scarborough ... nowadays an unremarkable area but at one time home to a huge underground entertainments complex!

Sunday, 15th November 2020, 6:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th November 2020, 6:46 pm

The area just below the Rotunda Museum is known as Aquarium Top because it once housed one of the biggest aquariums in the country. And what’s now a roundabout above, and underground car park below, was once a remarkable 'people’s palace’, known first as the Aquarium and then Gala Land, complete with alligators, seals and spectacular Indian-style brick- and tile-work.

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