Exhibitions at the Old Parcels Office ArtSpace
8th – 17th September 2023
When The Entertainers Came To Town – Heritage Exhibition
‘When The Entertainers Came To Town’ celebrates the history of entertainment in Scarborough. Display panels featuring maps, postcards, and memorabilia chart the growth of music halls, dance halls, theatres and cinemas following the arrival of the railway and the towns rapid expansion as a holiday.
Some remain today and have reinvented themselves for the new generation of holiday makers, whilst others lasted for just a few short years before falling into disrepair and ultimately being demolished.
The exhibition is being staged as part of national Heritage Open Days.
This exhibition coincides with National Heritage week and there will be an opportunity to look round the Old Parcels Office which was originally built in the 1880’s as a set of additional waiting rooms to cope with the growth in excursion trains coming to Scarborough.