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Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly
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
sharpking
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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
WoolybackWigan
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Wigan
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you want to know about the history of the area you are visiting including the area's contribution to the First World War then this lovely building is well worth an hour or more of your time. We found the WW1 exhibition very moving and are well aware of how much time research takes. We were warmly welcomed by the friendly lady taking admission fees. There is a nice café in the building too. The talented ladies belonging to the local Knitting Group have knitted pictures of the buildings in Settle. I'm not creative at all so was in awe of the work which has gone into these pictures. We enjoyed our visit. It was lovely to see this building coming back to life - congratulations to all concerned.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. The Folly Museum is entirely run by volunteers who act as stewards and also research and create the exhibitions. So your lovely comments are especially appreciated.

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Really nice museum of local interest looked after by some very friendly ladies and well worth an hour of your time.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

We travelled on the train for the day and popped into the museum with friends. We were impressed by the building itself and the exhibitions and their content. Well worth seeking out. But be warned it isn't open every day - check opening times.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Lots of information about past life in Settle, with a short video of old scenes of the town, some great knitted scenes of the town today, and a celebration of 200 years of the Zion church (which is sadly no more a church) plus information on the Settle-Carlisle Railway amongst others.

Check out the z shaped blocks on the fireplace in the entrance hall, and look behind within the fireplace to see the numbering of them to help the builders during construction.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Worth a visit to see the inside of this unusual and impressive building. Very cheap admission and good info boards inside. There are also seats on each floor, a toilet and a great short film showing pictures from the past.

Date of experience: April 2017
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