Temporary Closure

We have temporarily closed our doors…

We are sorry to say that the museum is temporarily closed following the new national restrictions.

We cannot say when we will reopen, but we look forward to welcoming you back when we do. 


We may now be closed but you can still enjoy the #museumfromhome, here is what we have got on offer.

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


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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What’s on

Upcoming Events

We have temporarily removed our events listings from this website. They will return when the time is right. We will continue to review and update.

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

We are proud to host many fascinating and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout the year in our John Richard Baker Exhibition Hall.

See upcoming exhibitions