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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 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 the stairs and WWI exhibit was well put together. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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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 what to do with the building.
Here it has been turned into a museum of local life. The displays are excellent with a variety of wall mounted as well as others. Plenty of information on local life and world war one.
Definitely worth a visit when in Settle.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank juliebradbury2017
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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
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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 interesting from learning about the landscape what is made of and how it has evolved to a community to how the community contributed in World War I. Enjoyed by all made our day quite frankly.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sally B
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Even if you decide not to go round the museum; or if you choose not to sample the delights of the coffee shop, you really should make a point of at least looking at this unusual and rather lovely building.

I mean, just the door looks as though it could star in a hundred movies!

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank johnhouston2
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Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

It is a lovely building and we are very proud to have this Grade 1 listed property in Settle. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post a review.

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