`Ont' Hills`

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Stories and poems from the Dales as performed by Margaret Rule and Marilyn Longstaff. Bring your donations and enjoy a social evening as part of the Friends of the Museum Annual Gift Day. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in  and taste old fashioned farmhouse food.  Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Yorkshire Dales farmhouse. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

The Wills and Inventories in 17th Century Yorkshire

Members of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group will be presenting a dramatic re-enactment and two talks relating to the wills and inventories of the Yorkshire Dales in the 17th century.  The talks will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm with the re-enactment at 11:15am. This event is a part of Council for British Archaeology Festival and Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Continue reading

Rag Rugmaking Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A full day workshop with internationally renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie. Materials and lunch included. Learn the basics of rag rug to enable you to create a unique piece for your home. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. 10 places available. Booking essential. Book Online HEREContinue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen – Dairying

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the dairying process. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Woodland Crafts

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Discover the wonderful natural materials around the museum. Using what you have found make a wall hanging, mobile or a picture frame. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Besom Demonstration

Join crafts specialist Lorna Singleman for a demonstration in besom broom making using birch tops. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Traditional Textiles

Textile artist Carole Bowman will demonstrate traditional textiles techniques including spinning wool and weaving using a table loom. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Drop in  and taste old fashioned farmhouse food.  Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Yorkshire Dales farmhouse. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Boots and Clogs

Come and meet cobbler Daniel Nelson and see how boots are made in the traditional way. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Mini Beast Safari

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Search for the creatures that live around the museum. Examine them under a microscope then draw their wiggle legs, boggle eyes and weird antennae.  Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Rag Rugmaking Workshop

50 Years of Life & Tradition

A full day workshop with internationally renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie. Materials and lunch included. Learn the basics of rag rug to enable you to create a unique piece for your home. 10 places available. Book Online HEREContinue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

In the Kitchen – Preserves

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain the methods of preserving foods. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Traditional Rugmaking Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join two local rugmakers Jane Cook and Elaine Foster as they demonstrate the traditional methods of making proddy and hooked rugs.  Take the chance to have a go or buy a rug or kit to take home. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Drystone Walling Demonstration

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Fun Fridays - Stickman

50 Years of Life & Tradition

Make your own stick man and a place for him to live. Listen to his story deep in the woods behind the museum, then have ago at making your own stories. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Blacksmithing Demonstration

Join the Wild Stick Man Stuart Lawrence for a demonstration in blacksmithing. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Included in museum admission.Continue reading

Quilting Demonstration

Join Kate Trusson for a demonstration on quilting. A chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and to see the methoods of making quilts. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Continue reading

Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

Drop in and taste old-fashioned farmhouse food. Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Dales farmhouse. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18Continue reading

Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

Drop in and taste old-fashioned farmhouse food. Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Dales farmhouse. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18Continue reading

In the Kitchen – Making Cheese in Victorian Times

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs H will explain about the making and marketing cheese in Victorian times. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18Continue reading

Big Dig at Bainbridge

50 Years of Life & Tradition

An illustrated talk by the YDNPA  community archaeologist Rebecca Cadbury Simmons about the results from 2017 community big dig at Bainbridge. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.Continue reading

Exploring Local and Village History

Led by the Staff from North Yorkshire County Record Office (NYCRO), this interactive workshop will explore documentary sources to study of local and village history. Learn how to use and interpret local records including maps, estate records and title deeds. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.Continue reading

From Tin to Treasure

Join crafts specialist Michelle Pilkington to learn the basics of experimenting and repurposing metal. Using recycled metals, you will be able to rework them to create stunning decorative objects such as book covers and decorative hangings. Learn how to use metal working tools and how to work safely with metal. Materials and Lunch included. 8 places available. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Book Online HERE  Continue reading