COVID-19 Update

Following the announcement that museums and galleries can open from Saturday 4 July (subject to Government guidance), we wanted to give you an update on our plans for reopening Dales Countryside Museum.

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors old and new and are working hard to make it a safe and enjoyable experience for our visitors and to ensure the health and wellbeing of our staff.

This will take a little time so we will keep you updated along the way and provide regular announcements via social media when any dates are confirmed.

We look forward to seeing you again soon.


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.

Our highlights include:

Dales Countryside Museum is in the former Victorian railway station at Hawes. See our loco, climb aboard the carriages and get crafty in our Creation Station – there are loads of things to do all round the Museum.

Step back in time and wonder at beautifully crafted objects like our Bronze Age spearhead and gold Viking ring.

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