The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough

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  • i go with my parents and friends to the Wednesday tea dance. the wurlitzer organ is played by the resident organist.  more »
  • I cannot rate this place high enough. Went there for a surprise 80th birthday party for my husband. Some people thought strange place for a party, a caravan site? Everyone was blown away by the place....  more »
  • Great museum showing items of yesteryear! Vintage fairground rides available. 1950's music playing. Original American 1950's Cadillac shown. Old penny arcade, ghost train, waltzer,carousel, hall of mi...  more »
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  • The Scarborough Fair Collection is housed in a rather nondescript warehouse on the edge of a holiday park. Despite the unassuming exterior, inside is a treasure trove of old mechanical organs, fairground rides and other assorted vintage vehicles, steam engines and penny arcade machines. The staff were exceptionally friendly and chatted at length about the exhibition and how it attracts steampunk fans (probably looking for a break from the Goth Weekend held in nearby Whitby). The entry cost of £5 was about right for the overall experience. My only disappointment was that none of the organs were playing and the fairground rides weren't accessible.
  • Fantastic place to go one of the best places I have been in a long time. Loads to see & do , the vehicles and everything on display is in fabulous condition. Staff are really helpfully in explaining the history of all the exhibits. Highly recommended
  • I very interesting variety of exhibits from a full size Carousel to slot machines where you can play with old penny coins purchased from the reception. There is a large hall housing a Wurlitzer Organ which was being played when we were there. Two more halls hold most of the remaining exhibits. There are old cars and motorcycles, working fairground rides and a huge array of fair ground organs plus traction engines. It is privately owned as are the exhibits which are individually owned. A bright clean place Ron by very friendly people and a very reaonably priced cafe. Not very well signposted but approached up the Flower of May Caravan Site Entrance. Excellent.
  • Good for a rainy day. Some excellent exhibits and classic fun for the kids. Penny slot machines good fun too. Good for a couple of hours of fun.
  • Well worth a visit wonderful memorabilia fairground rides about 20 organs which all play vintage cars and motorcycles lots to see

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