Friends of Dales Countryside Museum

The Friends play an active role in supporting the Dales Countryside Museum.

The Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum is a fully registered charitable trust. The Friends play a crucial role in providing financial support for acquisition purchases and match funding for projects.

Our next Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum meeting will be slightly different with a walk and talk through Askrigg with Martin Garsdale. Learning all about who lived in Askrigg in Victorian times this easy walk will be a lovely way to spend a couple of hours, finished off with refreshments in the village hall afterwards. 

Wednesday 19 June
Starting from the Market Cross in Askrigg at 2pm

No booking required. Donations welcomed.

Join the Friends

You can join the friends for £10 a year.

Your membership entitles you to:
  • Free entrance to the Museum
  • Free copy of ‘Now Then’ the FDCM annual publication
  • Free entry to Friends Lectures.

If you are a Friend of the Museum and would like to be more active in what we do, you could volunteer as well. See our volunteer page.

What the Friends do for the Museum:

Raising funds by applying for grants and providing match funding. Projects they have supported includes:

  • Purchase of the Viking ring from Sedbergh
  • Treasured Possessions community project
  • Outdoor trail development
  • Hidden History project
  • Events funding
  • Contemporary art commissioning
How to become a Friend of the Museum:

Anyone can become a member of the Friends.  Call into the museum and ask about becoming a Friend.