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Dales Countryside Museum
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US$60.87*
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Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from York
Ranked #3 of 17 things to do in Hawes
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Dales Countryside Museum shares the stories of the people and places of the Yorkshire Dales. Fun and fascinating things for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Housed in the former railway station, the Museum has been extended to create an exciting space for exhibitions and events. Step back in time and experience the wonder of beautifully crafted objects like our Bronze Age spearhead. Get crafty on the Creation Station, enjoy the outdoor trail and temporary exhibitions. There's lots of fun for families with our Crafts for Kids events on Wednesdays and Fun Fridays through the school holidays. See traditional skills brought to life at our demo days or learn a new skill yourself at one of our events. We have 4 temporary exhibitions a year, so you can make the most of them with an Annual Pass.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 8 October 2013

lots to see and learn , good for family's and couples .Tells you a lot about the Dales and the traditions of the area

Thank Gill G
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"old railway"
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"local history"
in 9 reviews
"exhibition space"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 4 reviews
"ticket lasts"
in 3 reviews
"local area"
in 7 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 12 reviews
"wensleydale railway"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"main building"
in 3 reviews
"car park"
in 7 reviews
"on display"
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"interesting place"
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"rainy day"
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I really enjoyed a stroll around this museum, which gives excellent insight into Dales life and culture. Recommended to help you get the most from your time in the Dales.

Thank jetdoc_11
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

We found the museum to be very interesting and full of information about the area and its history. There were some interactive items of interest too

Thank John W
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Reviewed 15 September 2013 via mobile

What a fab find. We wandered in here in the rain just expecting a small exhibition about the dales and found a very well presented , quite large museum on a par with some larger towns.
There are various areas which chronologically lead you through the history of the dales, then there are more specific areas devoted to aspects of social history, at one point the museum trail takes you outside to some old railway carriages incorporated into the tale, and there is also a lovely sculpture park and exhibition space.
The gift shop is well stocked and as a Yorkshire woman I came away feeling like I has learned a great deal about the dales which I did not know. Great value.

Thank sarahloul
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

A brilliant place based at the old railway station. We learnt so much in our hour long visit here. The museum traces the history of the Dales through time and has plenty to interest children and adults alike. There is also a small shop selling goods related to the area.

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