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Dales Countryside Museum

Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT, England
01969 666210
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Hawes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Reading, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We are a museum family, my wife has worked in some of the biggest and best - national collections, world famous sites, been there seen it done it! But we still enjoy visiting museums - and this museum was fab! Hawes hoste the Tour de France / Yorkshire this summer and the summer exhibition was on a bicycle theme. Memories... More

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Northwood, UK
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This small museum was a real revelation. Fascinating displays in a modern, innovative style make this well worth a visit. The demonstration of dry. Stone walling is also worth catching.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We just visited here to find out a little more about the Yorkshire Dales in general and to that end this place has done well. The entrance fee is just about right and there is quite a lot to see with the kiddies craft and exhibition train and carriages outside and the main museum itself back inside. The main hall... More

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 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.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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.

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Maldon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

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

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

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Bromborough, England, United Kingdom
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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
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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