Free Young Archaeologists’ Club Taster Sessions

50 Years of Life & Tradition

The Dales Countryside Museum is home to the Yorkshire Dales branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club. The YAC is the only UK-wide club for young people (from ages 8 to 17) who are interested in archaeology. Our sessions vary from learning about at archaeological methods, having a go at history themed crafts or visiting historical sites and archaeological digs. If you know a young person who is interested please come along to one of our sessions to experience it for yourselves. Booking essential. Free.Continue reading

Needle Felting - Pumpkin

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join Kate of `That's Sew Ewe` to make a 3D pumpkin. Kate is a very experienced teacher and will guide you through different 3D needle felting techniques in a relaxing environment, whether you're a complete beginner or more experienced. You will have the opportunity for one to one expert tuition in small class sizes, and you will be free to take your creation home with you as well as a felting needle to finish off in case you don't manage to in class — Suitable for children ages 8 and over. A non-refundable deposit of £20 is required. Booking essential.Continue reading

A Taste in Time Experience with Pickles

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A great experience to learn about traditional methods of pickling based on recipes in the museum collection. Have a go at making pickles using original recipes and taste them with locally sourced oatcakes or warm bread. Plus a visit to the Raydale Preserves factory to see how chutneys and preserves are made now in the Yorkshire Dales and taste the different varieties. Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

Hands-on History - Cave Painting

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands-on with history! Themed craft activities for children. In this activity, we will have a go at cave painting. Looking at examples and having a go with different methods. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Free Young Archaeologists’ Club Taster Sessions

50 Years of Life & Tradition

The Dales Countryside Museum is home to the Yorkshire Dales branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club. The YAC is the only UK-wide club for young people (from ages 8 to 17) who are interested in archaeology. Our sessions vary from learning about at archaeological methods, having a go at history themed crafts or visiting historical sites and archaeological digs. If you know a young person who is interested please come along to one of our sessions to experience it for yourselves. Booking essential. Free.Continue reading

A Taste in Time Experience with Mincemeat

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A great experience to learn about the traditional way to make mincemeat, inspired by the museums' archive recipes. Have a go at making mincemeat to take home to make mince pies. Plus a visit to the Raydale Preserves factory to see how chutneys and preserves are made now in the Yorkshire Dales and taste the different varieties. Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading