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Dales Countryside Museum

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Address: Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT, England
Phone Number: 01969 666210
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Stationary Steaming Through the Dales

Located in the disused Hawes railway station in Wensleydale, the museum's outdoor display includes a real steam train and carriages on the track bed of the former Wensleydale... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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bedford
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Since being there a couple of years ago the place has reduced it's stock and slimmed down the retail space. Quite depressing in there.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Located in the disused Hawes railway station in Wensleydale, the museum's outdoor display includes a real steam train and carriages on the track bed of the former Wensleydale Railway. It's a good side-trip to your visit to the Wensleydale Cheese Museum ..

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Interesting exhibits but I was utterly frustrated by the reflections off the glass that meant that I could not see the exhibits, even when I tried to arrange my body to block out the sun. In addition, the introductory film was inaudible due to noise and echo from the adjacent entrance, and so faint due to the sunlight that myself... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

"Here we go with another naff museum" I thought. - but how wrong I was. It might not be big but at least everything is right in front of you and touchable! Yes, not all hidden in glass boxes with officious security guards breathing down your neck, but you can reach out and touch them, making it so much more... More 

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Baldock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Went a couple of times to look round ticket is valid for a week so good. Dry Stone walling talk was really good. Family Friday was a bit random there were crafts our and den building, but no guide information or volunteers to advice.

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Halifax, West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We called into this little museum on the recommendation of the staff at the Tourist Information Centre at Asgarth Falls. We are researching my husband's family who lived in this area & were Lead miners. On Wednesday & Friday there are very knowledgable people who will help you with your research. It was very useful. The rest of the museum... More 

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Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review. I'm really pleased to hear that our volunteers in the research room were able to help you. They are there every Monday and Wednesday if you are in the area again at some point. Hope to see you again at some point! More 

Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We arrived mid-morning and easily parked right outside. The view of the stream engine and coaches excited the boys straight away. First though we walked around the various exhibits in the museum. It takes you through the mining, agricultural and crafts of the local area explaining them all with informative displays and mock-ups of scenes now past. The museum is... More 

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Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! It's great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and that the Museum displays helped to explain the things you see as you travel around the Yorkshire Dales. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

what is there to say, or not to say of the Dales... since visitors first began arriving, seeking solace and renewal, gentle landscapes and fabled villages. But these new visitors also require car parks and refreshment, souvenirs and selfies. What the Dales need now is less people and more sheep, less attention and more seclusion. Yet, even sheep are relatively... More 

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Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your very thoughtful comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. More 

Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

good, very popular, a lot of people there trying the free samples of different cheeses. I called in quickly to buy some cheese to bring home

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Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for posting a review, but I think you must have been to the Creamery. Hopefully you'll have chance to visit the Dales Countryside Museum on your next trip to Hawes. We're down in the Station Yard, near the playpark and opposite the Ropemakers. Hope to see you next time. More 

Oswestry, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Interesting little museum, housed in the former railway station buildings, detailing the history of the Dales over thousands of years. Lots of things for children to do and located near the centre of town.

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Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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