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Museums in the Dales

There are some fascinating museums to visit in the Yorkshire Dales which offer something for all ages, tastes, and interests.  Museums are also educational for the children, reasonably priced, with certain museums offering free entry, and are an alternative solution on a rainy day!

Situated in the picturesque town of Pately Bridge, Nidderdale Museum has something for everyone, with sections devoted to Agriculture, Industries, Religion, Transport, and costume, and with prices just £2 for adults and children free it’s well worth a visit.  For more information visit www.nidderdalemuseum.com 
Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum in Grassington is managed by volunteers and admission is just £1 for adults with free entry for children.  You will see reminders of yesteryear, exhibits of lead mining, minerals, craft tools, dales farming, and world war two memorabilia. Visit www.grassingtonfolkmuseum.org.uk 
If your prepared to travel just outside the dales, a visit to the national children’s museum,Eureka at Halifax is highly recommended.  This award winning museum has been designed to inspire children, the museum offers a real hands on learning experience for children.  They also get to dress up in various outfits and get involved with interactive activities, for more details visit www.eureka.org.uk 
The Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum is just a short drive from Skipton and houses the largest collection of dales mining relics in the world; the museum also has story boards, fine photographs, and a tearoom and shop, visit www.yorkshiredalesminingmuseum.com 
Located in Hawes you will find The Wensleydale Cheese Museum where you will be able to sample an eclectic range of wonderful cheeses, tour the museum, and watch skilled craftsmen at work. For more information visit www.wensleydale.co.uk 
If you would like further information on other types of museums in and around the Yorkshire Dales please feel free to get in touch with us via the contact us section of our site, and we will do our best to help you.
 We hope you enjoy visiting some of the dales finest museums.
The Piece Hall, Halifax

Blackledge
Halifax
HX1 1RE

01422 525200

The Piece Hall, Halifax

Welcome to Yorkshire's most important Secular building

 

The Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax is a rare and precious thing, an architectural and cultural phenomenon which is absolutely unique. It is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital and dominant importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century.

 

The Piece Hall, Halifax provides a fabulous day out for the whole family, holds regular music events, featuring some of the finest bands and artists in the world, and also has a wonderful selection of shops, bars, and eateries on site.

 

For more information please visit the website.

The Piece Hall, Halifax

The Piece Hall, Halifax

Welcome to Yorkshire's most important Secular building

 

The Grade I listed Piece Hall, Halifax is a rare and precious thing, an architectural and cultural phenomenon which is absolutely unique. It is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, the sole survivor of the great eighteenth century northern cloth halls, a class of buildings which embodied the vital and dominant importance of the trade in hand woven textiles to the pre-industrial economy of the West Riding of Yorkshire, from the Middle Ages through to the early nineteenth century.

 

The Piece Hall, Halifax provides a fabulous day out for the whole family, holds regular music events, featuring some of the finest bands and artists in the world, and also has a wonderful selection of shops, bars, and eateries on site.

 

For more information please visit the website.

Blackledge
Halifax
HX1 1RE

01422 525200

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