Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Traditional Rug Making Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A demonstration of traditional rug making including both proddy and hooked techniques. The demonstration will be in the new textile gallery which features the museum's rug collection. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Hands on History - Prehistoric Rock Art

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands on with history! Themed craft activities for children.  In this activity we will have ago at our rock art taking inspiration from the prehistoric rock art found on moorlands. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Besom Making Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join crafts specialist Lorna Singleman for a demonstration in besoms (brooms) making. Besoms are made from the young tops of birch trees bound together and attached to a handle of birch, ash or hazel. Traditional they were used in many aspects of domestic and industrial life, they are still sought after today especially for sweeping leaves or playing Quidditch. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting through the Ages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with 4 needles and knitting sticks, using traditional Dales patterns. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Textile Techniques

50 Years of Life & Tradition

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Make a Rag Doll Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and spend and enjoyable day creating a beautiful and unique keepsake rag doll to delight yourself or a loved one. Basic hand sewing skill required. Materials and lunch included. This workshop is run by Jenny Engel of Jemima & Co Rag Dolls Click here to see the website http://www.jemimaandco.com/Continue reading

Rag Rug Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making. You will be tutored by renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie and will use traditional rugmaking methods to create your own rug or wall hanging. At the end of the day you will take home your own piece together with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 10 places available.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

The Manorial Rolls of Snape and Well in 17th Century

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by David Severs on the Manorial rolls of Snape and Well in the 17th century. The manorial rolls record the meetings of the manorial court which covered issues such as rent and estates holdings.  Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

The Final Bite

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Our very own Dales Countryside Museum is hosting ‘The Final Bite’ as part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival; it is a mini hub event celebrating local produce and has a farmers’ market style this year. This event, showcasing small, local businesses, will run from 10am to 4pm on Sunday 22 September 2019. Entrance to this event is FREE! There will be butter making and keifer milk demonstrations, felt making workshops and a bike ride with Stage 1 Cycles. Our Dairy Days exhibition will also be on display in the museum - a two year project to research and share the story of dairying in Wensleydale. Not only this, but there will be a Truckle Trail starting at DCM which will take you through the beautiful Yorkshire Dales town of Hawes with the opportunity to get your hands on some amazing Yorkshire prizes!    Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog  /https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/  Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/  Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Melmerby Griff Mill

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum followed by a talk by Tony Keates on the  history of Melmerby Griff Mill.   Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in and see Curriculum Kitchen's Jane Sammells as she talks about how cheese and butter were made at home in a traditional Yorkshire Dales` farmhouse. Learn the difference between rennet and whey and see a demonstration of butter making. Part of the Dairy Days Project celebrating Wensleydale's Dairying Heritage. Included in museum admission. The Dairy Days Project aims to record, research and share Wensleydale’s dairying heritage. It is run by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority with a generous grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Find out more on the project blog https://blog.yorkshiredales.org.uk/dairy-days/Continue reading

Printing Fun

Fun printing with artist Gill Kirk. Create your own landscape scene using monoprinting techniques complete with drystone walls and woolly sheep. £3 per child.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Hawes Late Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us in Hawes for a late night shopping event on every Friday evening in November. There will be an excellent variety of local independent shops, cafes and the Dales Countryside Museum, offering a fabulous shopping experience along with food , mulled wine, music, craft workshops and children's activities with free entry to the museum.Continue reading