We may now be open but you can still enjoy the #museumfromhome, here is what we have got on offer.

Have some family fun with our Created for Kids activities, learn something new and browse Past Exhibitions. We’re adding new things every week.

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

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Digital Audience Survey

Dales Countryside Museum is carrying out this survey to better understand who our digital audiences are and how digital audiences are engaging with arts and culture online, more generally.

The survey should take no longer than five minutes to complete and your help will enable us to evaluate the impact of our digital work and help us understand how people’s consumption of online arts and culture have been changed by COVID-19.

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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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