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

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 Butter

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A great experience to learn about the traditional techniques of butter making based on the recipes and objects from the museum's collection. Have a go at making butter using original equipment and make scones from buttermilk to eat with your handmade butter. Plus a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery, to see how dairy products are made now in the Yorkshire Dales and taste the different varieties. Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

Dairy Days - A Taste in Time

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in to find out 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. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

A Taste in Time Experience with Butter

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A great experience to learn about the traditional techniques of butter making based on the recipes and objects from the museum's collection. Have a go at making butter using original equipment and make scones from buttermilk to eat with your handmade butter. Plus a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery, to see how dairy products are made now in the Yorkshire Dales and taste the different varieties. Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

Experiences in Music

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A talk with distinguished conductor Stan Roocroft MBE. Stan is the conductor of the Wensleydale Chorus and Aysgarth Singers, as well as Hawes Silver Band. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.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

Iron Age Trackways to Motor Ways

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by Graham Hooley from Lunesdale Archaeology Society about the Iron Age settlement in the Lune Gorge. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Hands-on History - Victorian Childhood

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 making traditional toys like a thaumatrope and peg dolls. 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

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 during four 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 - WW2 Banana Sandwich

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands-on with history! Food-based activity for children. We will have a go at making mock banana sandwich from WW2. In WW2, bananas were scarce so people would make substitute out of vegetables! Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting Stick Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of knitting with four needles using a knitting sheath (stick). The museums' unique collection of knitting sheaths is on display in the textile gallery. 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 during four 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 - Viking Bracelets

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 making Viking style bracelets using beads and leather. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Spinning Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery to see how sheep fleece is spun into wool yarn using a spinning wheel and how Yorkshire buttons are made from wool. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the hard work that went on there. 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 four needles and knitting sticks, using traditional Dales patterns. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

A Woolly Wander Experience

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Visit a local alpaca farm on Raydaleside, meet the animals and take them for a gentle stroll through the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views of the Dales second largest natural lake, Lake Semerwater. Guided by a local crafter, explore the Dales Countryside Museum textile gallery and learn the techniques and processes to create your own felted picture using alpaca wool from the alpacas you have met! Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.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 during four 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

Hay Meadow Cupcakes

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and decorate a hay meadow themed cupcake. This is free when presenting a Firebox café receipt otherwise £1 per child. Museum admission applies.Continue reading

Knitting Stick Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of knitting with four needles using a knitting sheath (stick). The museums' unique collection of knitting sheaths is on display in the textile gallery. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Wash Days

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs. H will explain all about the hard work involved in wash days from the dolly tub to the mangle. 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

An Introduction to Proddy Rug Making

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making using the proddy technique and create a design based on lambs in the Dales. You will take home your starting piece as well as lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch are included. 8 places are available. Booking essential.Continue reading

A Woolly Wander Experience

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Visit a local alpaca farm on Raydaleside, meet the animals and take them for a gentle stroll through the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views of the Dales second largest natural lake, Lake Semerwater. Guided by a local crafter, explore the Dales Countryside Museum textile gallery and learn the techniques and processes to create your own felted picture using alpaca wool from the alpacas you have met! Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

A Woolly Wander Experience

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Visit a local alpaca farm on Raydaleside, meet the animals and take them for a gentle stroll through the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views of the Dales second largest natural lake, Lake Semerwater. Guided by a local crafter, explore the Dales Countryside Museum textile gallery and learn the techniques and processes to create your own felted picture using alpaca wool from the alpacas you have met! Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

Free Young Archaeologists’ Club Taster Sessions

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

Printing Demonstration with Hester Cox

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Printmaker Hester Cox will be in the gallery demonstrating collagraph printmaking using her portable etching press. Whilst inking and printing some of the plates used to create work in the exhibition, she will be happy to answer any questions about the collagraph process, discuss the inspiration behind the prints, show visitors how she makes her plates and how she then prints them on her press. This is a unique opportunity to discover how an artist develops an idea inspired by the landscape and the stages that it goes through to become a limited edition original print. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

The Views from the Fells: in the Footsteps of Marie Hartley

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by print-maker Hester Cox about her project based on the woodblocks created by Marie Hartley which will culminate in the museum’s 2020 summer exhibition. Bring your donations and enjoy a social evening as part of the Friends of the Museum Annual Gift Day. Free - donations welcome.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 during four 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

Patchwork Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of patchwork techniques. Find out how to make simple felt designs. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printing Demonstration with Hester Cox

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Printmaker Hester Cox will be in the gallery demonstrating collagraph printmaking using her portable etching press. Whilst inking and printing some of the plates used to create work in the exhibition, she will be happy to answer any questions about the collagraph process, discuss the inspiration behind the prints, show visitors how she makes her plates and how she then prints them on her press. This is a unique opportunity to discover how an artist develops an idea inspired by the landscape and the stages that it goes through to become a limited edition original print. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Dairy Days

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain dairying processes, such as butter and cheese making. 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 during four 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 - Roman Sweets

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands-on with history! Food-based activities for children. We will make and taste Roman Sweets using dates, honey and spices. We will also explore the trade links and diets in Roman Britain. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting Stick Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of knitting with four needles using a knitting sheath (stick). The museums' unique collection of knitting sheaths is on display in the textile gallery. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printing Demonstration with Hester Cox

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Printmaker Hester Cox will be in the gallery demonstrating collagraph printmaking using her portable etching press. Whilst inking and printing some of the plates used to create work in the exhibition, she will be happy to answer any questions about the collagraph process, discuss the inspiration behind the prints, show visitors how she makes her plates and how she then prints them on her press. This is a unique opportunity to discover how an artist develops an idea inspired by the landscape and the stages that it goes through to become a limited edition original print. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Felting

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in activity using wet felting techniques to make your own picture of wildlife including owls, butterflies, foxes and ladybirds or design your own woodland scene. 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 during four 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 – Print a traditional Yorkshire Dales meadow

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands-on with printing! Join artist Hester Cox and help to create a printed meadow. Hester will demonstrate how to create simple stamps of the flowers, grasses, insects and birds that you find in the beautiful haymeadows of the Yorkshire Dales. You can then print a card to take home as well as print onto a collaborative piece. This fun activity is suitable for children and adults alike. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Spinning Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery to see how sheep fleece is spun into wool yarn using a spinning wheel and how Yorkshire buttons are made from wool. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Printing Demonstration with Hester Cox

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Printmaker Hester Cox will be in the gallery demonstrating collagraph printmaking using her portable etching press. Whilst inking and printing some of the plates used to create work in the exhibition, she will be happy to answer any questions about the collagraph process, discuss the inspiration behind the prints, show visitors how she makes her plates and how she then prints them on her press. This is a unique opportunity to discover how an artist develops an idea inspired by the landscape and the stages that it goes through to become a limited edition original print. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Bush craft

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop-in activity whittling a stick to cook treats over an open fire. Learn how to make and cook damper bread. 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 during four 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 - Wash Days

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands on with history! Activity with dolly tubs, washboards and mangles. We will have a go at how they used to do the laundry in the 19th century. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting Stick Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of knitting with four needles using a knitting sheath (stick). The museums' unique collection of knitting sheaths is on display in the textile gallery. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Leaf Art

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop-in activity collecting beautiful leaves from around the museum then using them to print pictures and cards. 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 during four 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

Patchwork Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of patchwork techniques. Find out how to make simple felt designs. 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 during four 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 - Roman Mosaics

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 making your own roman mosaics coaster. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Knitting Stick Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of knitting with four needles using a knitting sheath (stick). The museums' unique collection of knitting sheaths is on display in the textile gallery. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Mills in the Dales

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by Tony Keates on mills in the dales. Part of our Dales industrial heritage talk series. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen - Preserves

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the methods of preserving foods, such as pickling and salting. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Hands-on History - Georgian Willow Pattern

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Let's get hands-on with history! Themed craft activities for children. Willow pattern was very popular in Georgian England. It came from far away and was very exotic - it told a famous Chinese story in pictures and traditionally painted in blue and white. Design your own willow pattern based on a story you have made up or know. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Patchwork Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of patchwork techniques. Find out how to make simple felt designs. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Quilting through the Ages

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join Kate Trusson for a demonstration of quilting. A chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and to see various quilt making methods. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

An Introduction to Collagraph Printmaking

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join printmaker Hester Cox and take the landscape and wildlife of the Yorkshire Dales as your inspiration as you explore this exciting printmaking method. In the morning, Hester will demonstrate some simple and effective techniques for making collagraph plates using card, textured papers and pastes before working one-to-one with participants to help them develop their own design. The printing plates will then be printed in the afternoon using her portable press. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners or artists wanting an introduction to a new technique. Booking essential. £50 Adults.Continue reading

A Woolly Wander Experience

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Visit a local alpaca farm on Raydaleside, meet the animals and take them for a gentle stroll through the spectacular landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, with stunning views of the Dales second largest natural lake, Lake Semerwater. Guided by a local crafter, explore the Dales Countryside Museum textile gallery and learn the techniques and processes to create your own felted picture using alpaca wool from the alpacas you have met! Lunch is included, provided by the Firebox cafe. Booking essential.Continue reading

Dairy Days - Taste the Past

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Pop in to find out 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. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Stamp-Making Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join printmaker Hester Cox and learn how to create your own hand printed stamps. Taking the gorgeous Wensleydale landscape and dairy farming as your inspiration, Hester will teach you how to transform your drawings into designs suitable for printing, basic linocutting skills for carving your blocks and how to successfully ink your stamps to create prints that can be used to make cards, gift tags, for scrapbooking and for illustrations. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival.Continue reading

Vernacular Buildings of Wensleydale

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by David Cook from Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group about the vernacular buildings of Wensleydale. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

An Introduction to Hooked Rug Making

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Learn about the traditional craft of rag-rug making using the hooked rug technique and create a design based on the Dales landscape. You will take home your starting piece as well as with lots of ideas for making more rag rug creations at home. Materials and lunch included. 8 places are available. Booking essential.Continue reading

The Final Bite

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Celebrating local produce we are hosting "The Final Bite". This mini-hub event celebrates local produce and has a farmers' market style. It features local cheese producers, local ales and gins, local crafts and other brilliant local food producers. Also get hands on with butter making demonstrations. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival, This event is FREE.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

Tea and Memories – Silver Sunday

50 Years of Life & Tradition

We will have our object handling collection out to inspire your memories, plus listen to oral history recordings and see some of our photographic archives. Come along and meet our volunteers, share memories and enjoy a chat over tea or coffee — part of the Silver Sunday – a national day celebrating older people. Included in museum admission. Free entry for over 60s.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

Late-Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us for a late-night Christmas shopping event at Hawes National Park Centre and the Dales Countryside Museum. Our shop features Distinctly Dales products created by local artists and producers which would make excellent Christmas gifts. Plus free entry to the museum.Continue reading

Meet Mother Christmas

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and meet Mother Christmas on the train and receive a gift. Also, enjoy a hot chocolate from the Firebox Cafe. Plus children's activities and crafts. Booking Essential. 30 minutes time-slots available. £8 per child.Continue reading

Meet Mother Christmas

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and meet Mother Christmas on the train and receive a gift. Also, enjoy a hot chocolate from the Firebox Cafe. Plus children's activities and crafts. Booking Essential. 30 minutes time-slots available. £8 per child.Continue reading

Meet Mother Christmas

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and meet Mother Christmas on the train and receive a gift. Also, enjoy a hot chocolate from the Firebox Cafe. Plus children's activities and crafts. Booking Essential. 30 minutes time-slots available. £8 per child.Continue reading

Late-Night Christmas Shopping

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Come and join us for a late-night Christmas shopping event at Hawes National Park Centre and the Dales Countryside Museum. Our shop features Distinctly Dales products created by local artists and producers which would make excellent Christmas gifts. Plus free entry to the museum.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