Our 2018 Programme of Exhibitions and Events




1st March - 22nd December

Knitted Settle

Knitted by the Crafty Knitters of Settle

Amazing knitted pictures of many of the buildings in Settle Town Centre, including The Folly.

​Located on the Main Staircase


26 June – 22 December

1918: The Long Last Mile

The final year of WWI took the greatest toll of lives among the men of our area and in this, the next in our series of commemorative exhibition as part of the Craven and the First World War project, we look at their stories, the part played by the newly formed RAF, the development of motor transport and how life was for those at home


10 July – 22 December

Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales

~ A Celebration ~

A celebration of 50 years since the original publication of this important work that captured the last days of a disappearing way of life. We share the background to the book by iconic Dales authors Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby – who with their foresight and passion for collecting, founded the Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes in 1979. Original notes, photographs, sketches and artefacts give a glimpse into the everyday lives of Dales people. 

This exhibition, loaned by courtesy of the Dales Countryside Museum is supplemented with items chosen from our own collections to show the distinctiveness of the Craven Dales.   It coincides with the publication by the Yorkshire Archaeological and Historical Society of a new edition of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales.