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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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England
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Having visited this area over several years, we returned this year with visitors from overseas. What a disappointment to see the once lovely open hall downstairs partitioned off into a payment or non payment area. The lovely quilting exhibition was squashed into a small stone area and the ladies were confined to demonstrating their beautiful work in a very restricted... More

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Tadcaster, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

For a small place there's a good variety of displays and exhibitions to interest everyone - several things for children to try out. Just spent 90 minutes there and enjoyed it. There was an exhibition of textiles and quilts which I loved but didn't raise a flicker from my other half - oh well - can't please them all!

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Hampshire
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49 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My personal view is that all museums should be free. If you pay a fee then they are not a museum but a visitor attraction. However this attraction was worth the modest fee of £4.00 and shed some light on many aspects of Dales history and life.

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West Yorkshire
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8 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

fascinating insight on life in the Dales. The old schoolroom was really interesting too. fascinated by Bainbridge Roman fort

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Reading, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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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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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