The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection

The Scarborough Fair Collection
4.5
Speciality Museums
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Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Scarborough Fair Collection hosts a magnificent working collection of Vintage Cars, Steam Engines, Vintage Fairground Rides and Mechanical Organs topped off with a 2 'Mighty' Wurlitzer Organs in our spacious ballroom. We host tea dances every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with Michael Carr playing the "Mighty" Wurlitzer for you to dance along to.
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Kenneth B
Reading, United Kingdom6 contributions
Solo
Enjoyed everything there only had a short time as I had a long journey home
Easy to get to by public transport bus stops about 10 mins walk away.
Friendly staff.
Written September 26, 2022
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grasshoppers13
Polegate, UK10 contributions
very interesting place good value highly recommend
if you enjoy any old transport and vintage funfairs and pipe organs this is a must
Written September 23, 2022
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EESW1
Lincolnshire, UK3,407 contributions
As well as fair ground rides (galloping horses, ghost train, cake walk, dodgems, the thriller) there were fairground organs. barrell organs , amusement arcade slot machines and a wonderful display of old vehicles from charbanc to traction engines, fire engines to tractors and even an AA Road Service motor cycle. Remember the fun of the Hall of Mirrors? It's all here plus much more.
Written September 22, 2022
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dietcokebabe3
Dunfermline, UK49 contributions
We had a great time, also the café snacks were amazing and people were very cheerful, also some of the rides you could have a shot off, which added to the fun
Written September 11, 2022
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vivEngland
Preston, UK739 contributions
It was a wet day so we decided to visit the Museum after seeing it on television recently. What a great Museum it is and one not to miss if you are in the area. There are a lot of vintage fairground rides and the decorations on them are lovely and on the large automatic organs, also vintage cars and lots of other things to see, too many to mention here. You can have a ride on some of the rides for £1. There was a Wurlitzer playing for dancing or just to enjoy listening to it, and this happens on Wed and Thurs from 1-4 pm and this is included in the £9 or £8 (Seniors) entrance fee. It opens Weds to Sat until 29 October.
Written September 11, 2022
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Christine Savage
15 contributions
Couples
One of the best (very much) value for money places I've been to. Excellent well kept vintage fairground rides and classic cars etc. Plus a Wurliztzer collection in a ballroom fit for weddings and functions where people can dance or just enjoy the regular entertainment. Strongly recommend.
Written September 10, 2022
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Anne S
Edinburgh, UK23 contributions
Excellent for all ages although people over a certain age may appreciate it more. Lovely cafe for a refreshing drink. Dodgems, Carousel and cakewalk, penny arcade machines etc. Excellent day out.
Written September 9, 2022
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Anydutyfree
Warwick, UK91 contributions
Good collection of old fairground memorabilia along with vintage cars , trucks, steam engines and tractors. Shame not all the rides were working and the penny arcade machines had issues.

For the entrance fee the rides should be included and not extra although it's onoy £1 per ride for families it can soon tot up.
Written September 9, 2022
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Shirley R
7 contributions
An enjoyable day out if it is raining as it is all inside. It brought back many memories of times gone by.
Written September 9, 2022
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Christine S
luxor51 contributions
I think you need to be over a certain age to get the most out of this attraction, and I freely admit my 2 friends and I are of that age to have wonderful childhood memories. We had a great time riding the Dodgems again and all the other classic fairground rides that probably seem tame to younger people. Even if you don't want to partake of the rides just looking at all the beautiful classic vehicles was enough for the male member of our trio . I was also amazed at the number of stunningly beautiful fairground organs on display - this is a really magical "Back to Childhood" experience. I have never seen anything else like it -truly special and worth every penny of the entrance fee.
Written September 8, 2022
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