Our collections relate to the social history of the Yorkshire Dales, but what does that actually mean in practice?

Find out in terms of what sort of objects and artefacts we keep to preserve and celebrate the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales.

As with all museums, what you see on public display is only a small part of our collections.

We don't want our artefacts don't remain locked away in dusty cupboards and are always keen to welcome people to view them. Find out how you can!

Our research room is packed full of useful tools and interesting historical material and it's free to use!

So if you are researching an aspect of life in the Yorkshire Dales, why not make an appointment to visit us and use this great resource?

Like the celebrities on BBC TV, are you trying to find out 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

If your family has roots in the local area, we might be able to help with some of the best resources available for uncovering your past, and they are all free to use!

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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