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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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Lots of artefacts

The museum occupies the old station building, and appropriately enough, they have some exhibits in the old railway carriages outside. Most of the displays are inside the old goods... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The museum occupies the old station building, and appropriately enough, they have some exhibits in the old railway carriages outside. Most of the displays are inside the old goods shed and include a reconstructed kitchen, shoemaker's, and tinsmith's among others. We especially liked the old dispensary. There is quite a lot to see, so allow a couple of hours for... More 

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Witham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Ver well laid out. It gave a wonderful insight into the region and how it had developed. It was interestin to find out why so many fields had barns so far from the farmhouse

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Witham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Very interesting information on local life. Helps you to understand the landscape of the dales. Beautiful, light exhibition space. Overall good place to spend a couple of hours

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

Thanks very much indeed for your lovely comments. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. More 

Otley, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An excellent portrayal of life in the dales, especially the use of three railway carriages in the station. it made us aware of the importance of mining to the area over the years to the dales

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

Thanks so much for your lovely review. You might be interested to know that we will be accepting more mining material from the Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum at Earby. Sadly the museum is having to close, but it has wonderful, Dales related material and its Trustees are keen for this to come to the Dales Countryside Museum. We're hoping to... More 

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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum is well laid out with exhibits from various parts of life in the Yorkshire dales. It is a mix of traditional and more modern interactive presentation.The idea of using the railway carriages as display space is an unusual but practical idea. On the day of our visit two ladies ,appropriately dressed, talked about wash day in the 1800s,... More 

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

Hello - thanks very much for your lovely comments. I'm really pleased you enjoyed our wash day event. There are lots more events through the year, so do keep in touch if you're likely to be back in the area! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Spent a happy hour or more at this charming local museum. Some of the displays were fascinating and surprising in this small rural town. Staff were friendly and helpful and outdoor sculpture trail was very interesting. Definitely worth a visit if in the area.Surrounding countryside is beautiful and the road back to Ingleton was stunning.

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

Hello - thanks very much for your lovely comments. I'm very pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We're very lucky to be located in such a beautiful area and to be able to share the stories of the landscape and the people who have lived here. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very interesting - worth getting an annual pass so we can go back and see the other exhibitions. The train on the platform is charming, and the lead mining exhibit fascinating

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

Hello - thanks for your feeback. I'm really pleased the annual pass will work well for you. Look forward to welcoming you when you next visit! More 

Swanley, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A must visit museum for all ages as you go back through time in the Yorkshire Dales. There are recreations of how the Dales formed over the centuries, how the land has been worked by farmers and miners through the years, how livestock has developed and helped maintain the landscape. There is even an old steam train with carriages to... More 

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

Hello - Many thanks for your super comments. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and were able to come back later in the week for another look. It's great to receive your feedback. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I was particularly interested in the Dales history from the 17th century onwards and there were interesting displays about that. The time period covered goes back much further than that, though, including the Bronze Age. The museum has a variety of types of displays including in an old railway carriage.

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

Hello I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and the variety of displays. We look forward to welcoming you again at some point. More 

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16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is well worth a visit if you want to learn about the history of the dales and its people. I found it fascinating. When we went there we found one of their historians working in the library, and he was able to help us with tracing our family history. Lovely to meet someone with so much enthusiasm about their... More 

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

Thanks for the lovely comments. I'm really pleased that you were able to make use of the research room and that one of our volunteers was able to help you. We have a wonderful team of very knowledgeable volunteers that we rely on to help with enquiries! Hope to see you again at some point. More 

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Address: Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT, England
Phone Number: 01969 666210
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Hawes
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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