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Rotunda: William Smith Exhibition

28 July - 31 December 2015
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Scarborough Museums Trust, William Smith Bicentenary
Rotunda Museum, Scarborough
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William Smith was an English geologist who designed the very first geological map of Britain. Published in 1815, the map was the result of years of work and changed the way we look at the world - even today.

To celebrate the publication of the 'map that changed the world' there will be an exhibition on the first floor of the Rotunda Museum,  summer activities by local theatre company, Animated Objects (see diary for dates) and a newly commissioned short animation about William Smith and his life.


FREE - with a year pass 

About Rotunda Museum

Opened in 1829, this unique circular building is one of the world's first purpose-built museums. It was designed by William Smith, known as the father of geology.

The building is an exhibit in itself - the interior, with its stunning trompe I'oeil ceiling and fascinating gallery, featuring a frieze showing the geology of the local coastline designed by Smith's nephew, John Phillips, is remarkable.

Further information

Visit the Rotunda Museum website for more information