12 September 2019 to 23 February 2020
Dairying has been at the heart of the Wensleydale economy since records began and still thrives today. This exhibition is the culmination of a two year project to research and share the story of this unbroken thread. The local community has shared personal stories and collections helping to bring the wonderful historic dairying artefacts and archive photographs in the Museum collection to life.Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Weekends only 10am to 4pm in January. 10am to 5pm, February to October.
01 February to 08 May 2019
A collaborative exhibition with the Quilters Guild exploring rural quilts and quilting. An exhibition 19th and 20th century rural quilts and quilted clothing from the Yorkshire Dales, including examples of frame, mosaic, applique, wholecloth, patchwork, recycled and repaired quilts. See those made for richer households alongside those created and used in traditional Dales cottages. Continue reading “Colour and Comfort”
22 May to 08 September 2019
A tough and tender portrait of a ‘true-to-life’, born and bred shepherdess, Alison O’Neill . In a special corner of the Yorkshire Dales, there is deep gratitude and spiritual fulfillment to be found in the essential work of a Shepherdess. Documented in heartfelt photographs and personal words, this exhibition portrays the growing intimacy between a woman, her flock and her love affair with life on a small hill farm, and the intractable realities of this traditional existence.
Photographer Ian Lawson produced a book Shepherdess – One Woman Farm here