Life Gallery

Discover the elements of the landscape used by people to survive in the Yorkshire Dales. These elements include water, stone, wood, metal and earth. Over the centuries since then, people have exploited and adapted these elements in their struggle to survive.

On display, there is an exceptional range of archaeology, which provides the evidence of human activity from the earliest hunters of the Palaeolithic through to 20th century industrial remains. You can see the crafts created from these materials in the Hartley and Ingilby Gallery.

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