Dales Countryside Museum

Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire     DL8 3NT

Opening Times:

10am - 5pm daily (except 24, 25, 26 December and 1 January).

Museum Galleries - Free for children 

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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.

Contact Details:
Phone: 01969 666210
Email: dcm@yorkshiredales.org.uk

Learning Programmes:

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.

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