We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A window on Wensleydale”

Dales Countryside Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
US$420.66*
and up
Private Group Yorkshire Dales Day Trip from Leeds
Ranked #4 of 17 things to do in Hawes
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The museum offers
an insight into the geology, history and present day life in Wensleydale.The exhibits are well displayed and described and there are interactive activities for children.Often there are exhibitions of local art, photography and craft inthe exhibition space.

Thank JGW225
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (217)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"old railway"
in 13 reviews
"local history"
in 9 reviews
"exhibition space"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 29 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"red squirrels"
in 4 reviews
"sculpture trail"
in 4 reviews
"ticket lasts"
in 3 reviews
"local area"
in 7 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 12 reviews
"wensleydale railway"
in 3 reviews
"country life"
in 3 reviews
"all ages"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 7 reviews
"great for kids"
in 3 reviews
"main building"
in 3 reviews
"national park"
in 3 reviews
Filter

168 - 172 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 31 March 2014

Makes a great visit. Something for every age group. Two hours just sped past. Everyone seemed confused by the car parking meter signs so, like us, they went and parked on the streets!

1  Thank Ray W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 March 2014

Very informative with regards to the history of Yorkshire which after all is the largest county in England and has so much to offer
However being from outside the area and of a certain age (getting old ) both my wife and I found this place very interesting and learned so much

2  Thank 540PeterS
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Loved it. Had a great time wondering round looking at lots of fascinating things from the past in Yorkshire. Very well displayed and part of the really good Tourist Information Centre

Thank simba2109
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 22 November 2013 via mobile

Many larger museums can be overwhelming, but this one seems to strike the right balance between scale and content. The story of the area is well told and the displays are attractive and interesting. There is a pleasant shop and car parking is ample. The rope-maker, just a few yards away, is also worth a look.

Thank Howi58
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Dales Countryside Museum also viewed

Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park
 
Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park
Hawes, Yorkshire Dales National Park
 

Been to Dales Countryside Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing