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Dales Countryside Museum

Address : Station Yard
Town/City : Hawes
County : Yorkshire
Country : England
Post code : DL8 3NT
Phone : 01969 666210
Web Site :  www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes tells the story of the Yorkshire Dales landscape and people over the last 10,000 years.



Dales Countryside Museum tells the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years.yorks dcm1

With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area really special.

Highlights include:
Stepping back in time to find out why creatures like rhinos, elephants and hippos once roamed the area.

Seeing amazing and precious objects such as our Bronze Age spearhead and Viking gold ring.

Following the Hidden Secrets QR code trail around the galleries and sculpture walk.

Crafty fun for kids of all ages in the 'Creation Station'.


More than just displays
As well as our galleries showcasing objects from the weird to the wonderful, we also have a programme of special exhibitions that offer something new to see and a range of exciting events and activities, giving you the chance to roll up your sleeves and try something different!
You can also find out all there is to do and places to stay in the Yorkshire Dales from the National Park Centre onsite.

For those wishing to delve deeper into the history of the Yorkshire Dales we have a well-resourced research room and can also offer wide-ranging educational services.


It's not just us that thinks we're great!
Since 2012 the museum has been awarded the Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme mark. This is a quality assurance scheme, managed by VisitEngland, which ensures high quality experiences at tourist attractions.

Firebox café and cycle hire are now available on site.

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