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Dales Countryside Museum

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Address: Station Yard, Hawes DL8 3NT, England
Phone Number: 441969666210
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Dales Countryside Museum shares the stories of the people and places of the...

Dales Countryside Museum shares the stories of the people and places of the Yorkshire Dales. Fun and fascinating things for visitors of all ages to enjoy. Housed in the former railway station, the Museum has been extended to create an exciting space for exhibitions and events. Step back in time and experience the wonder of beautifully crafted objects like our Bronze Age spearhead. Get crafty on the Creation Station, enjoy the outdoor trail and temporary exhibitions. There's lots of fun for families with our Crafts for Kids events on Wednesdays and Fun Fridays through the school holidays. See traditional skills brought to life at our demo days or learn a new skill yourself at one of our events. We have 4 temporary exhibitions a year, so you can make the most of them with an Annual Pass.

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Interesting place and worth a visit

Much more impressive than it's exterior suggests. Very good layout and displays of country life. The display in the train carriages is a bit tired, but the internal displays... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Zimmer6403
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Much more impressive than it's exterior suggests. Very good layout and displays of country life. The display in the train carriages is a bit tired, but the internal displays are excellent.

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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were particularly keen to see the dry-stone walling demonstration and talk by volunteers from the National Park. They explained how the walls are constructed and the history of such walls in the area. The talk and demo lasted about 25 minutes and was very interesting for people of all ages.

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Thank Tony210913
Moira, United Kingdom
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331 reviews
132 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following instructions from the 'Nature in the Dales' website we came here to book the 'little white bus' to the red squirrel reserve, but the website neglected it to say its available only 2 days a week. The alternative is that there is parking for a small number of cars at the reserve on payment of £5 to the landowner.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LOVED this place small but packed... a lovely walk roiund the grounds and yuo will find lots of things made by local children fairy houses a museum on a train, inside an art gallery and you can take yourself through a mine to the rest of the folk museum, Staff wonderful and helpful, belting gift shop xx

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

Thanks very much for your lovely review! It's great to hear you enjoyed yourself and think our staff are wonderful. Look forward to seeing you again at some point. :) More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a good place to find out interesting places to visit the staff are very good and helpful and the museum is very interesting it shows u a short video and days gone by that's worth avery penny

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

Thanks very much for your review. It's great to hear you enjoyed your visit and think we're good value for money! Hope to see you again sometime :) More 

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum tells the story of the Yorkshire Dales & it's people and is well worth a look round, very well laid out displays part of which is in 3 old carriages in the station platform which also has an old steam engine dressed up as No 67345 which hauled the last passenger train through Hawes in 1959. There is... More 

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

Thanks very much for your great review of the Museum and café - very much appreciated! More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called as we were staying up the road. A pleasant couple of hours wandering round, appreciating the various exhibits, all well laid out, detailing life and history of surrounding area. Adults £8.50, children Free The following day we returned for a free walk around Hawes with guide , a pleasant walk through the town explaining all the history, and... More 

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Thank johnl1950
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 to the Museum and managed to come along on a walk too. Just to clarify for other visitors, our entrance fee is £4.50 for adults and £4 for concessions and as you say, free for children. Thanks and hope to see you again. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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422 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Very nice museum. Well laid out and well presented. It's inside a former railway station and part of the museum is within a series of railway carriages! Nice craft/activity area for the kids. Shop very nice.

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Thank durham05
Dales Countrysi... M, Manager at Dales Countryside Museum, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your time with us and made the most of the "Creation Station" on the carriages! If you come regularly we have an annual pass for adults which with free entry for children, makes it more cost effective. I hope that helps! More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Excellent place to spend a couple of hours, excellently designed, something for everyone, and a nice little addition of the café now

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

Thanks for your review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum and Firebox café. Hope to see you again! More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

I was impressed by the range of exhibits in this museum, everything was well laid out and labelled. Railway carriage was also very good.

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

Thanks very much for your positive review. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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