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“Yorkshire Life”

Dales Countryside Museum
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US$59.86*
and up
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: Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Good museum which has many artefacts and details about life in Yorkshire over the years. Also has themed displays eg Tour de Yorkshire at the moment. Gift shop and coffee available.

Thank hatchcarolyn
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"old railway"
in 13 reviews
"local history"
in 9 reviews
"exhibition space"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 30 reviews
"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"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Apart from the permanent displays there was a very engaging and sometimes funny bicycle related display in the new looking exhibition hall. It is good to have a rolling programme of exhibitions which change from time to time as it encourages repeat visits. The permanent exhibition was not as comprehensive as that at the Nidderdale Countryside Museum a Pately Bridge.

Thank Gill S
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

The museum was very insightful as to how life used to be in the dales. A good place for children to visit.

Thank LizziehMaldon
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Informative and enjoyable, discover the history of 'Gods own county' Yorkshire! If you find yourself in Hawes then this is a must see.

Thank Adam A
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

We and my wife had visited the Wensleydale Creamery in the morning and visited the Dales Museum after a bite to eat in a local pub. A good and well laid out museum, think we had it all to ourselves on a Thursday afternoon in term time which was fabulous, no bother and time to take in the varied exhibits at our leisure. Thank god for the brown signs though otherwise we'd have simply gone home after lunch!

Thank Mark S
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