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Our 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.

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Visitor Survey 2022

Thank you for visiting the Dales Countryside Museum.

We’d really appreciate it if you could complete our visitor survey by clicking on the link below.

We’re carrying out the survey to help us learn more about our audiences and how we can give them the best possible experience.

The survey should take around five minutes to complete. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes.

The information you provide will be held by Dales Countryside Museum and The Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf.

You will be entered in a prize draw worth £30 of gift vouchers to spend in the shop or on the Yorkshire Dales Online Shop.

Thank you for your support!


Although we’re back open you can still enjoy the #museumfromhome, here is what we have got on offer.

Listen to our new podcast series ‘Voices From The Dales’ telling the stories of Dales folk and showcasing the rich accents of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

Have some family fun with our Created for Kids activities, learn something new and browse Past Exhibitions.

Keep in touch with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Keep Safe

Upcoming events

Upper Dales Geology

Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this 5 mile (8 km) walk to discover the geological forces which formed the Yorkshire Dales. Walk through the site of the former stone mines, Shaw Ghyll and visit the spectacular Hardraw Force, the highest waterfall in England. Starts at the Dales Countryside Museum. Booking Essential. £6 plus entrance fee to the waterfall. No dogs allowed.   To book on to this event, please Phone us 01969 666210 In-person, by going to the Dales Countryside Museum

Drystone Walling Demonstration

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape. From the foundations to the top stones, find out how a pile of stones can be turned into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.

Portrait of English Migration - North Yorkshire People in North America

In this afternoon lecture, Professor William E. Van Vugt will give a talk on the history of those who left North Yorkshire for North America between the eighteenth century and the early twentieth century. Included in museum admission.
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