Welcome to the Dales Countryside Museum

Our 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.

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Job Opportunity

We have a rare opportunity for a Museum Officer based here at our Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes on a part-time (13 hours per week) permanent basis. This vacancy is a job-sharing position.

This role performs a range of tasks relating to the day-to-day working of the Museum and providing access to its collections. You’ll be involved with delivering activities, exhibitions and display projects. There will be time researching and dealing with historical enquiries as well as hands-on practical work.

The closing date for applications is Monday 11 March, 2024. Find out more about the position and apply on our Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website.

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Events

Curlew Calling Exhibition - Meet the Artist

Curlew Calling Exhibition - Meet the Artist. Come and chat, draw and write about your curlew memories and experiences, with Sally one of the contributors to the exhibition.

Curlew Calling Exhibition - Meet the Artist

Curlew Calling Exhibition - Meet the Artist. Come and chat, draw and write about your curlew memories and experiences, with Sally one of the contributors to the exhibition.

Quaker Heritage in Wensleydale - An Evening Talk

Quaker Heritage in Wensleydale - An Evening Talk Join Pip Pointon for this evening talk - part of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum evening lectures. No booking required Free entry Donations welcomed Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum logo in black
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Visitor Survey 2023

Thank you for visiting the Dales Countryside Museum.

We’d really appreciate it if you could complete our visitor survey by clicking on the link below.

We’re carrying out the survey to help us learn more about our audiences and how we can give them the best possible experience.

The survey should take around five minutes to complete. Anything you tell us will be kept confidential, is anonymous and will only be used for research purposes.

The information you provide will be held by Dales Countryside Museum and The Audience Agency, who are running the survey on our behalf.

You will be entered in a prize draw worth £30 of gift vouchers to spend in the shop or on the Yorkshire Dales Online Shop.

Thank you for your support!