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Dales Countryside Museum

Closes in 8 min: 10:00 - 17:00
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Dales Countryside Museum shares the stories of the people and places of the Yorkshire Dales. It's a great place to start your visit to the Dales and can help you to understand and enjoy the various things you see as you travel through the area. You...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Station Yard, Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL8 3NT, England
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+44 1969 666210
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a peculiar museum with open spaces devoted to nothing muchand really interesting exhibits crowded in a heap with litle information. It is a higgledy piggledy mish mashMore

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit. I'm not sure which open spaces you refer to. The craftsmen exhibits are displayed in the form of workshops which have an excellent range of period tools which highlight the how self sustaining each village in...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent a few hours here. Pros: + regularly have talks/demonstrations + gives an interesting insight into life in the Dales + lots of hands on things for children to do + entry ticket lasts for a week + large gift...More

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your really comprehensive review. It's good to know you'd have liked to have had a go at walling. We've run courses in the past but will feed your thoughts back to the ranger team who help us with that to see if there's...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really loved it here took loads of pictures and learned loads about the economy and history of the dales , the nices thing in here is the viking gold ring (must be worth a fortune). Museum is quite large and you could easy spend an...More

Thank Peter e
Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review. It's good to hear you enjoyed your visit. The Viking ring is one of our prize artefacts and has a great story, having been found by a farmer digging a drainage ditch. Hope to see you again at some point.

Reviewed 8 September 2018

We were visiting Hawes in order to go to the creamery but being museum lovers we decided to call in. It exceeded our expectations. We has visualised a small "village hall" set up but it contained so much. The reception staff were helpfulness personified and...More

Thank honeysrascal
Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much, that's a lovely review. We'll check out the air conditioning in the carriages!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We went hoping to spend the next few hours there learning things. Although it was clean and bright many of the labels where small print and things where either very spaced out or to clumped together. I felt pressured to move along from item to...More

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for your comments. The Calendar Girls exhibition followed their story from left to right, with the original calendar on the left and the film and musical on the right. Sorry if that seemed confusing. We're in the middle of re-labelling our permanent galleries, so...More

Reviewed 2 September 2018

This was smaller than we expected but was interesting and currently has an interesting exhibition about the Calendar Girls

Thank Blimey0Reilly
Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for your review.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

All ages can go and enjoy this, they have different things on our son was watching the dry wall demonstrating very interesting, also you can look inn the train, nice little cafe. For all to enjoy

Thank Christopher S
Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for your review - great to hear you enjoyed your family visit!

Reviewed 26 August 2018

Gave a insight into life and work in the Dales. I particularly liked the mining exhibit and the old steam locomotive parked nearby.

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks for your review! We're still developing the mining displays and by next year we will have re-assembled the waterwheel used to crush lead ore. You'll have to come again to see that!

Reviewed 25 August 2018

Just a few strides from the Ropeworks visit the Dales Countryside Museum to get steeped in the history of Yorkshire.

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Different to a lot of museums we have been to. It’s all about the Dales and not behind glass. Nice to see what life was like...a hard life. Worth a visit. Will go again.

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Dales C, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Thanks so much for your review. It's great to hear you'll be coming to see us again!

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Simon A
25 November 2016|
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Response from Dales C | Property representative |
Dogs are welcome to the site and into the shop and information areas. Not in the café or the museum though.
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