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Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly

Closed Now: 13:30 - 16:30
Open today: 13:30 - 16:30
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quirky and interesting little gem

This is a wonderful old building 17th century and houses a lovely cafe with the most enormous... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Lancashire, United Kingdom
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A quirky sort of building in its own right and still in the process of refurbishment. Friendly... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
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The Folly is an impressive seventeenth century building which houses the Museum of North Craven Life with exhibitions on local history and geology and a range of seasonal exhibitions. Open from April to October Description The museum is open until...more
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Victoria Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9HS, England
+44 1729 822361
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This is a wonderful old building 17th century and houses a lovely cafe with the most enormous fireplace, it is cosy on a chilly day. It has a really interesting museum upstairs and on the stairwell they display a selection of 'knitted pictures ' these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sharpking
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

A quirky sort of building in its own right and still in the process of refurbishment. Friendly staff with several exhibitions relating to local historical topics. Including inevitably fascinating information about the construction of the railway to Carlisle. Don’t leave Settle without paying a call...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank WoolybackWigan
Reviewed 1 July 2018

We came across the museum just by wandering around the town which is sometimes the best way find the interesting. Its not your traditional museum, it focuses on local history. We visited when there was an exhibition about local farming, but were told the main...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank AndyR3250
Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post a review.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

A fascinating building, with a classy cafe attached: interesting to wander round to find out all about North Craven life, particularly the geology and agriculture of the area. Then when you have satisfied your intellectual curiosity, you can visit the excellent cafe and have a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank mikkjel_dag
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

The museum Cafe cakes are Amazing. The museum is great but make sure you leave enough time to have a cake too.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank weekender23
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Yes, first of all, there's the structure itself, which is so wonderfully over-the-top in style that it's hard not to be taken with it. If you want to discover more about the building, you'll find helpful information within its walls. ... and secondly, there's the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is housed in a very interesting building: as interesting as the museum itself we thought. Two friendly and helpful staff members greeted us as we entered and explained what was what. A clever display of hand knitted, local (Settle) buildings was hung beside...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank JaneoBell
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is in a Grade 1 listed building, built centuries ago as a residence but which over the years had declined into various uses. It has been lovingly restored by local volunteers who formed a charity. Quite often following restoration the problem is then...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank juliebradbury2017
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely restored historic building in the centre of Skipton. Delicious looking homemade cakes in the very comfortable cafe. Very friendly helpful staff.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank pbhPlymouth
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Two adults one nana and two children thoroughly entertained here. Coffee, cake, and hot choc in the cafe all very nice indeed and good value for money then through to the Museum and exhibition. £2.70 for an adult, kids were free. Money well spent highly...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sally B
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Geoff D
26 January 2015|
Response from TheFollyAssiatant | Property representative |
You can find out all you need to plan your visit on the museums web site. There are opening times and location information on the visit and opening pages. The museum will open for the season on the 31st March 2015.