The Scarborough Fair Collection is a museum of fairground mechanical organs and showman's engines, one of the largest collections of its type in Europe. The collection spans vintage cars, miniature vehicles and model railways, but the three cores to the collection are: Steam engines: four showman's engines, including famous The Iron Maiden; a Foden steam wagon, and a Barrows and Co. portable engine. Fairground rides: including a (circa) 1893 ex Chipperfield's Tidman gallopers ride, and a 1928 'caterpillar' ride. Mechanical organs: there are fifteen including the 97-key 'Oktoberfest' Gavioli Concert organ, and the 101-key Hooghuys 'Condor' organ. There is also the ex Edward's of Swindon 1937 Scammell showman's tractor. In addition there are two theatre organs that feature during open days and weekly Wednesday afternoon tea dances from 13:00. Both instruments are "Mighty" Wurlitzers of 3 manuals and 8 ranks (of pipes) with specifications: Granada Theatre, Greenford: English Horn, Tuba, Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Saxophone, Gamba, Gamba Celeste and Flute. Granada Theatre, Mansfield: Style 'D' Trumpet, Diapason, Tibia Clausa, Clarinet, Violin, Violin Celeste, Vox Humana and Flute.
Level access is available to all the museum and there is plenty of room for accessibility scooters to move about freely. Feel free to park directly outside the museum if this will help with accessibility. Volunteers are on hand throughout the museum should you require any assistance. All the staff receive regular training that includes disability awareness training.They have set evacuation procedures – should you require it, someone will assist you with evacuation out of the building. Clear signage is used throughout the attraction. Water is available for assistance dogs, please ask any member of staff. There are accessible toilets.
Location : Flower of May Holiday Park, Lebberston, Scarborough YO11 3NU
Transport: Scarborough (National Rail) then bus. Bus routes : X29 stops outside.
Opening Times : Wednesday to Sunday + Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00 through October.
Tickets : Adults £7.50; Seniors £6.50; Children £5.00.
Tickets Rides: Tokens purchasable. £1.00 per ride.