Location and Access


Dales Countryside Museum is housed in the old railway station at Hawes, just off the main A684 in Wensleydale.


Dales Countryside Museum is pushchair and wheelchair friendly, with wide aisles, lifts, ramps and a low-level information counter. There are RADAR facility toilets in the car park and fully accessible toilets in the Museum. Access is via a ramp from reception to the ground floor. There are also plenty of items to touch and sound recordings to listen to for visitors with a sensory impairment. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the museum.

The Dales Countryside Museum is included in the Access the Dales directory of accessible locations to visit with a wheelchair in Hawes and the Yorkshire Dales. You can visit the Access the Dales website here.


Changing Places Toilet

A Changing Places toilet is a step up from a standard ‘Disabled Toilet’. It contains extra equipment and space to allow people with profound learning disabilities, as well as people with physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis, to use the toilet safely and comfortably.

Changing place toilet
Changing places toilet

The Changing Places toilet will be open at the same time as the Dales Countryside Museum is open and is located at the rear of the museum which you can reach via the accessible ramp. Our Information Advisors will be happy to guide you when you arrive at our main reception area.

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