Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire DL8 3NT
10am - 5pm daily (except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January).
Museum Galleries - Free for children
Discover the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The Museum, located in the Victorian buildings that once served as Hawes railway station, brings alive the history of the area. Visit us or use our outreach resources to discover how people who have settled in or passed through the Dales lived, from pre-historic times to the present day.
Phone: 01969 666210
Hidden History detective workshops - 'Hands on' sessions covering Victorian home life, farming and lead mining, Evacuee & Wartime, Viking Life, 1950's, Romans in the Dales. Historical food based workshops. Craft workshop sessions. Climate change and recycling.
Most sessions also available on an outreach basis in your school. We are currently piloting outreach sessions using SKYPE, please contact us if you would like to be involved!
National Park Introductory talks and outdoor sessions including Hawes Locality Trail and Outdoor Discovery.
Demonstration days - spinning, table weaving, dairying, baking, food preserving etc. check the museum website for details.
History, geography, literacy, detective workshops - 'Hands on' sessions, drama roleplays, tasting history through food, citizenship, climate change, recycling.
Lead Mining in the Yorkshire Dales
Lead mining, a major industry in the Northern Pennines 1650 to 1900 Read More »
Campaigners Make an Impact in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire
Using Yorkshire's History to Change Your World Read More »
An important gold ring discovered by a farmer in Sedburgh Read More »
Funeral Cake Markers
Locally made hand carved wooden stamp used to decorate funeral cakes Read More »
Quilt made from ties
A hand stitched quilt made by Mrs Worth in the 1960s Read More »
1776 African Youth of the Dales
Yorkshire family discover they are descendants of a slave Read More »
The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales
The beauty of The Dales seen through the eyes of Chiang Yee Read More »