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.