The Scarborough Fair Collection, Scarborough

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  • You basically pay £7.50 pp so you can say you've been to Scarborough Fair. The rides that they have there don't all run constantly and you do have to pay extra to go on them.... likewise with the vint...  more »
  • This museum has something for everyone. Old fairground rides and slot machines, vintage vehicles and a man playing the Wurlitzer. If you like the Collection on Facebook then you get a free ride on the...  more »
  • Loved it. Fabulous! Lovely dance floor. Old Victorian rides to enjoy for only a quid a go. Great for the whole family. Highly recommended.  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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The resort town of Scarborough offers a diverse range of accommodations, including luxury hotels, cozy cottages, quiet B&Bs, and family-owned guesthouses. Take advantage of everything this popular resort has to offer by booking your stay at a seaside hotel, offering easy access to the best beaches and coastal paths. To get away from the tourist crowds, venture deeper inland, where you can relax at a private cottage or traditional inn. Many of Scarborough's self-catering cottages are located in converted barns, now equipped with modern conveniences.
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