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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
Hours Today: 13:30 - 16:30
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Victoria Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9HS, England
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.