We're open daily from 10:00 to 17:00

  • Adults: £4.50
  • Concessions (inc full-time students): £4
  • Under 16s: Free
  • Groups of 10+: £4 each
  • Annual pass: £9

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Rocket Making

Friday, 24 February 2017, 10:00 to 16:00

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Women Voices and Women Votes

Friday, 17 March 2017, 19:30

A talk by Ann Henderson about suffragettes in the Yorkshire Dales. Part of the Friends of the Museum lecture programme. Free - Donations Welcome.

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Rugmaking Workshop

Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 11:00 to 16:00

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Family Print Workshop

Saturday, 15 April 2017, 10:30 to 16:00

Drop in session using the etching press with artist Gill Kirk. We will play with the stencils to make multi layered artwork based of shapes, flowers and grasses. Fun for all everyone using friendly water based inks. £3 per child.

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In the Kitchen

Friday, 21 April 2017, 11:00 to 15:00

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Mono Printing Workshop

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 10:30 to 16:00

Join artist Gill Kirk in this printing workshop using actual dried plant material, and acetate sheets, experimenting with printing through an etching press using specialised printing ink. This is guaranteed to take home a lovely artwork as well as learn new techniques along the way. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available. Adults £50.

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Rails in the Dales

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 11:00 to 12:00

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Stone Carving

Saturday, 1 July 2017, 10:00 to 16:00

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Fantastic Felt

Friday, 28 July 2017, 10:30 to 16:00

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Magical Moths

Sunday, 30 July 2017, 11:00 to 16:00

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Theatre Summer School

Monday, 31 July 2017, 10:00 to 17:00

A six day Youth Theatre Summer School lead by Professional Actors from North Country Theatre. Explore Greek Theatre, mask and chorus, create a performance in our outdoor amphitheatre at the Dales Countryside Museum Suitable for ages 14- 20 years old. 20 places available.

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Bush Craft

Friday, 4 August 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

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Seeing Red

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 14:00 to 15:00

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What does a ranger do?

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 14:00 to 15:00

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Painting with Felt

Friday, 18 August 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

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Seeing Red

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 14:00 to 15:00

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Nature Printing

Friday, 25 August 2017, 10:30 to 16:00

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In the Kitchen - Preserves

Friday, 25 August 2017, 11:00 to 15:00

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where costumed Friends of the Museum will explain the methods of preserving foods.

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Let's get Knitting

Sunday, 3 September 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

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What does a ranger do?

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 14:00 to 15:00

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Bats and Beasties

Saturday, 21 October 2017, 10:00 to 17:00

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Rugmaking Workshop

Sunday, 22 October 2017, 11:00 to 16:00

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We're always on the look out for local artists to exhibit their work here at Dales Countryside Museum.

If you would be interested in showing your work, please contact us.

We rely on donations and other financial support to continue our work of recording and sharing the history of the Dales.

Can you please help?

Visit our Support us page to see how you can give and how we use the donations we receive. 

A mortar and pestle in the Museum's medical collection
A National Park Ranger demonstrates how to build an iconic drystone wall
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Did you know? A fact about Dales Countryside Museum
Did you know?

A fire or ‘clinker’ shovel on display at the Museum was used in the days of steam trains to shovel coal into an engine's fire. It was also used as a frying pan to cook the driver's tea!

Did you know? A fact about Dales Countryside Museum