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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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Great displays & exhibition space telling the story of the Yorkshire Dales

The Dales Countryside Museum is a great place to visit to find out about life in the Yorkshire Dales both past and present. They have some excellent exhibition space and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Glenda C
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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Dales Countryside Museum is a great place to visit to find out about life in the Yorkshire Dales both past and present. They have some excellent exhibition space and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.

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

Thanks very much for your great review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have new displays, exhibitions and events for 2016, so please come back and see us. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We went to the museum because the weather was so awful but we were very glad we did. There are a variety of ways of displaying the history of the area - some of it is in the railway carriages outside which made it quirky. The film was interesting.

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Thank Lizzie071
Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review. It's a pity the weather was so bad but I'm pleased it encouraged you to come along for a visit! More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

You will have noticed that I have put an ultra-positive title although my trip was average, this can easily be explained. Any museum I know of at it's best would get a very good (unless it is so outstanding it deserves a full marks) but for a museum it is good. I enjoyed going to this place although maybe a... More 

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

Thanks for your review and positive comments. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. We do have hands on elements within each area but it's useful to hear that you think we could add more. Each year we incorporate something new within the displays and we will bear in mind your suggestions - thanks. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

I popped in here one afternoon and was greeted by friendly staff. The museum was most interesting with plenty to look at. It gave a very good insight into life in the Yorkshire Dales. It is quite a small museum so I was pleased that I was the only visitor as guess it would be quite crowded on wet days... More 

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Thank Gilesfamily8
Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I'm sorry that you found the film difficult to hear. We are looking into this, but do hope to create a new film for next year which should resolve the problem. More 

Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Clearly a lot of time effort and money has been spent on making this a family friendly interactive museum, great activities for rainy days, things to encourage the kids to touch and learn, and although not huge well worth the money as your ticket allows access for the week so great if your staying in the town. Would have loved... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review. We have made a real effort to make the Museum family friendly so it's great to hear that you think we're on the right track! We're also working on plans to create a café! Maybe at some point we'll be in a position to be nominated for a Kids in Museums award for being... More 

UK
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200 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

Not the easiest to visit with very small children. The train activities were good but starting to get tired with some things missing or worn out. The rest was interesting but tricky to take kids round. Very surprised and disappointed to pay for parking AND entry.

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

Thanks for your comments. We'll take that on board and make more regular checks to ensure things haven't walked round the museum. We also have plans to freshen things up again over winter. Thanks for supporting the National Park by paying to park in our car park. The income from car parks helps to fund conservation work, rights of way... More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We have visited this museum many times over the years and it never ceases to be of interest. A great place no matter what the weather and near the center of Hawes

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

Thanks for your lovely review. It's great to hear from people who return year after year and always find something of interest. More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

The Museum was very interesting to us, never having visited the Dales before. The shop was dog friendly but not the museum, but there was tea and coffee and a nice garden to sit in with the dog, so we took it in turns to go in.

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Thank Suealfie13
Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review. I'm pleased you were able to make use of the Museum garden. It's been lovely this year - all down to the hard work of our volunteers! More 

Hockley Heath, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Lots of interesting material here. I marginally preferred the smaller museum in Dent as it was more specific to the very local are, but this is well worth a visit. We chose our day to include a demonstration of drystone walling, Which was definitely the highlight of the day. I'm not sure it runs all year though

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

Thanks for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed the drystone walling event. I'll pass that on to our volunteer team of wallers. They are here throughout the year, usually on Tuesdays during the school holidays, but it's best to check in the Visitor newspaper or online. More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Nice place to pass a couple of hours. It's small but the exhibits do introduce you to life and history of the Dales. Take your time ( a good place when its raining) and its worth it.

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

Thanks for your review. It's good to hear that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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