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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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Very Interesting

So much information here and very helpful staff. tons of free Leaflets with Info on the area and the Dales in general.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Liz G
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Keighley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

So much information here and very helpful staff. tons of free Leaflets with Info on the area and the Dales in general.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here so many times, lots of interesting things to learn about my beloved Dales, staff friendly and welcoming as always

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Informative and well presented displays and exhibitions. More read and understand rather than interactive. Very firendly staff

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

Thanks very much for sending a review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your visit and thought the Museum gave a good introduction to life in the Dales. More 

Rotherham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

There were seven of us visiting the museum,found it very informative about the area,lots to do and see,great if you are takeing children.Only down side no cafe.The train was a good,idea especially if the weather is cold,small carrage for kids to play in.Very nice and informative lady at reception.

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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 braved the weather and enjoyed your visit! We'll take all your comments on board and will feed them into any future plans for the Museum. More 

Colne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lots to see in quite a small space, Interesting to see all the old dalescrafts and artefacts. The two ladies on duty at the time of our visit 14th Dec 2014, were particularly pleasant

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

Thanks for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. If you're regular visitors to Hawes you might be interested in our Annual Pass. This gives you free entry all year round. Have a happy Christmas! More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We visited as part of a 'double header' with the rope works across the station yard. An interesting if slightly underwhelming display and interpretation centre. We didn't use the café. There are plenty of other options in Hawes for meals. Should be more interesting when the proposed western extension of the Leyburn railway takes place over the next few years.... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We have a changing programme of temporary exhibitions. Amongst other things, in the Museum next year we'll be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Pennine Way and featuring the work of Dales printmakers alongside the work of international artists. The Visitor Centre will also be featuring the work of local artists and makers. Hope to see... More 

Eckington, null, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Made a visit on a damp misty day. Was impressed with the layout of the different sections of the displays. Although didn't have grandchildren with us, thought the childrens inter-active items were good and intend to re-visit with grandchildren. Only thing that let museum down was the "cafe". Not at all inspiring so went elsewhere in the village.

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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 and that you plan to return with your grandchildren. Do watch out for our events programme. You can sign up for our e-news by emailing dcm@yorkshiredales.org.uk and we can then send you news and event updates so you know what's going to be happening. Through the... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We visited in a large family group and there was something to appeal to all ages and interests in our party. The entrance fee allows free re-entry, which is useful if you want to come back again on a wet day. My nieces who are 13 and 10 found it really interesting. The staff were very friendly and informative. We... More 

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

Thanks very much for your review. I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. We're still developing the outside trail and plans for the coming year include different trails to follow, stepping stone logs, balancing ropes, mud kitchen and a willow den. If you have any suggestions about what you or your family would like to see out there it... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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160 reviews 160 reviews
54 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Very good museum reasonable entry fee £4 for adult £1 back if you've paid for parking.Part of the collection is shown in railway carriages on original platform which is novel touch.Museum is well laid out and very child friendly.

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

Thank you very much for your review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to be able to welcome you again at some point! More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the old Hawes station, currently being used as the museum. Long-term plans are afoot to re-line the track to Hawes from Leyburn (in our lifetimes?) and this is the place to imagine. The museum itself asks a fee and is quite small. For local history I really do recommend it. Rare rug and knitting tools plus an array... More 

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

Thanks for your recommendation! It's great to hear that you like the atmosphere of the Museum. We're working with the Wensleydale Railway who are using our recently renovated Weighbridge Hut to provide people with a little more information on their work. The Museum opened back in 1979 in the former Hawes station and has continued to grow since then. In... More 

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