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Dales Countryside Museum

  • Hawes
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

The charming Dales Countryside Museum tells the story of the local folk and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales from deep past up to present times, and works to encourage visitors to think about the region's future. You can ride" the static train and journey through time... Themes include school days, home life, leisure time, religion, transport, communication and tourism, farming, local crafts and industries.
Interesting displays help interpret the development of the Dales from prehistoric times forwards and there are also events, demonstrations of traditional crafts and ever changing temporary exhibitions help bring the Museum alive.
The Museum itself is housed a conversion of the Hawes railway station and has many interactive little touches that help keep the kids interested and moving through, including a minor excursion into a mock up lead mine!
Great for those interested in history already but equally useful for encouraging kids to get started on thinking about such things and terrific for extra credit / back up projects for school! It's also sedate enough to take grandparents along too."

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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


Adults: £4.80

Concessions: £4.30

Kids: Free

Travel & Contact Information


Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT, England

Phone number

01969 666210



Click here to visit Dales Countryside Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Dales Countryside Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Dales Countryside Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Dales Countryside Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Dales Countryside Museum has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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