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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Seeing Red

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 14:00 to 15:00

Come and join Area Ranger Matt Neale to hear about red squirrel conservation work and find out the best places to spot squirrels in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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In the Kitchen

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:00 to 15:00

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where friends of the Museum will be in costume explaining about all the work that went on there.

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Make a Nature Collage

Friday, 26 August 2016, 13:00 to 16:00

Create a collage with leaves and other natural materials. Part of our Fun Friday events programme.

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Woodland Weaving

Friday, 2 September 2016, 13:00 to 16:00

What can you find to weave into the giant loom in the wood? Help us with our giant loom as well as making your own miniature natural weaving loom. Part of our Fun Friday events programme.

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Stickmaking Workshop

Saturday, 3 September 2016, 10:00 to 16:30

Choose between an antler, horn and wood. Learn all the techniques to create and finish your own personalised stick. Lunch is provided.

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Traditional Knitting

Sunday, 4 September 2016, 14:00 to 16:00

Demonstration of knitting with four needles and knitting sticks using traditional dales pattern.

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Full Steam Ahead!

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 11:00 to 16:00

We are opening the railway station weighbridge hut for the weekend. Discover more about railway heritage in the Dales, see objects from our reserve collection and archive material with Wensleydale Railway Association volunteers.

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Great Grazing Country of Children

Friday, 16 September 2016, 19:30 to 20:30

A talk by Marion Moverley. Part of the Friends of the Museum lecture programme.

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Swaledale - in the footsteps of Marie Hartley and Ella Pontefract

Friday, 21 October 2016, 19:30 to 20:30

A talk by Ian Short. Part of the Friends of the Museum lecture programme.

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Flint Knapping

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 13:00 to 16:00

Join flint knapper expert Karl Lee and learn about people in pre historic times made their survival tools and weapons

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Stonecarving Workshop

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:00 to 16:00

During this full day session you will be guided through the techniques of stone carving and be able to create your own special piece to take home! Materials and lunch included.

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Richard III in the North

Friday, 18 November 2016, 19:30 to 20:30

A talk by June Hall. Part of the Friends of the Museum lecture programme.

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In the footsteps of Turner

An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the eighteenth century landscape artist JMW Turner's visit to the Yorkshire Dales and featuring the work of Jo Hume and Debbie Loane.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 to Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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Nature, skin and bones

Exploring our changing and deep - rooted relationship with the natural world, sculptor Sarah Smith's exciting new work includes the use of raw hide and bones. Some from 120,000 years ago when there was no human existence. The exhibition features prehistoric artefacts from Victoria Cave, near Settle.

Saturday, 1 October 2016 to Saturday, 31 December 2016

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In the footsteps of Turner

An exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the eighteenth century landscape artist JMW Turner's visit to the Yorkshire Dales and featuring the work of Jo Hume and Debbie Loane.

Tuesday, 5 July 2016 to Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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Nature, skin and bones

Exploring our changing and deep - rooted relationship with the natural world, sculptor Sarah Smith's exciting new work includes the use of raw hide and bones. Some from 120,000 years ago when there was no human existence. The exhibition features prehistoric artefacts from Victoria Cave, near Settle.

Saturday, 1 October 2016 to Saturday, 31 December 2016

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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 that knitting sticks were given as love tokens? Visit the Museum and see our amazing collection of knitting sticks for yourself!

Did you know? A fact about Dales Countryside Museum