Dales Countryside Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years.

With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area really special.


Upcoming events

Lantern Making Workshop

  Come and create a wonderful lantern for the Dark Skies Festival! Using traditional willow and paper, you can design and build your very own lantern. Bring it along to our lantern procession at Freeholders Wood Aysgarth on the 20th February.

A Life in Music

A talk with distinguished  conductor Stan Roocroft MBE about his life in music. Stan is the conductor of the Wensleydale Chorus, Aysgarth Singers, as well as Hawes Silver Band. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

Dark Skies - Open room for Dark Skies Crafts

Our craft room will be open for the children to come along and create beautiful Dark Skies crafts, art work and master pieces. Included in museum admission.
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Fabric of Place

04 October to 26 November

This is the culmination of a two year, community based, artist-in-residence project focusing on the distinctiveness of Reeth and the surrounding area of Swaledale. Four artists worked within the theme of ‘Outside In’ – both independently and with community groups – to explore different aspects of the area, its communities, and their relationship with where they live.

Click here for more information about the project

‘Fabric Of Place’ opens at DCM Press Release

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