We’re open!

The Dales Countryside Museum is open and we’re thrilled to be able to welcome you back. We have Covid-19 secure measures in place to keep everyone safe.

You no longer need to book your tickets in advance and can purchase these when you arrive at the museum as normal. 

The ability to book in advance is still open and if you prefer to buy your tickets beforehand, you can do this by calling 01969 666210 or emailing hawes@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Please note that The Firebox café will be closed from August 23-25 for their residential. 


Although we’re back open you can still enjoy the #museumfromhome, here is what we have got on offer.

Listen to our new podcast series ‘Voices From The Dales’ telling the stories of Dales folk and showcasing the rich accents of Wensleydale, Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

Have some family fun with our Created for Kids activities, learn something new and browse Past Exhibitions.

Keep in touch with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

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Dales Countryside Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years.

Our highlights include:

Dales Countryside Museum is in the former Victorian railway station at Hawes. See our loco, climb aboard the carriages and get crafty in our Creation Station – there are loads of things to do all round the Museum.

Step back in time and wonder at beautifully crafted objects like our Bronze Age spearhead and gold Viking ring.

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What’s on

Upcoming Events

Our packed events programme includes a wide range of different activities, from guided walks around Hawes to exciting educational activities in and around the Museum. As well as general Museum events, it includes events organised by the Friends of DCM and events linked to our project work.

See upcoming events

Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

We are proud to host many fascinating and thought-provoking exhibitions throughout the year in our John Richard Baker Exhibition Hall.

See upcoming exhibitions