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Dales Countryside Museum

Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT, England
01969 666210
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Ranked #2 of 6 attractions in Hawes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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English first
Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

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... More

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited both museum and cheese making gallery. Admission for both is £2.50. Re-visit times gone by for the Yorkshire farmer and his hard working wife in their manufacture of butter and cheese. Absorb in the history of Wensleydale cheese and its making. If you are lucky, as we were, you can actually witness the cheese making process - stock... More

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

very interesting place to start your day in Hawes. the old carriage is a good idea for the old items of dales life and the tin mine was very well made. from here you can visit the rope factory across the road. the vintage bus stops here and will pick you up in three hours. plenty of time for lunch... More

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Hawes, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 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.

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Selby, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 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!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

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

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north west england
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 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

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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537 reviews 537 reviews
342 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

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.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A wonderful little museum where local history is vividly presented. The location of the museum is somewhat hidden and I stumbled upon it by chance. The exhibits are interesting; also suitable for children.

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west yorks
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

friendly staff, inexpensive, interesting local life museum amazed lots of exibits not secured !! you could spend a couple of hours there and not be bored

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