Been here so many times, lots of interesting things to learn about my beloved Dales, staff friendly and welcoming as always
Informative and well presented displays and exhibitions. More read and understand rather than interactive. Very firendly staff
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we can then send you news and event updates so you know what's going to be happening. Through the... More
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
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
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.
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
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
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
We visited during half term but were the only visitors. It is a small museum and really only good to visit if you have time to kill. It's not particularly informative about the dales as a whole. The staff were pleasant.
Hello Karen Thank you for your comments. I do hope that you managed to see all of the Museum when you were here as we have several gallery spaces. In our new displays on Life and Spirit, we have been able to display beautiful artefacts like the gold Viking ring. The former Goods Shed features displays on three levels, on... More
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