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Yorkshire Sights

Rotunda Museum

  • Vernon Rd. Map It
  • Scarborough

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One of the country's first purpose-built museums, this extraordinary cylindrical building was constructed in 1829 to house Jurassic fossils and minerals collected nearby. Designed by William Smith, known as "the father of English geology," it now displays important archaeological finds, evidence of local dinosaurs, and a unique Bronze Age skeleton. Don't miss the frieze illustrating the geology of the nearby coastline.

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Vernon Rd., Scarborough, YO11 2PS, England

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Sight Details:

  • £4.50
  • Tues.–Sun. 10–5


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