Other Heritage and Arts Attractions In The Area

The local area is brimming with arts and heritage attractions – each with their own wonderful character. Here are some that we have worked with over the past couple of years.

Dales Countryside Museum

Hawes, North Yorkshire

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.

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.

The Museum is a wonderful introduction to the heritage of the Yorkshire Dales, enhanced by a yearly series of changing exhibitions and events.

www.dalescountrysidemuseum.org.uk

Craven Museum

Skipton, North Yorkshire

Founded in 1928 by local collectors and enthusiasts, Craven Museum has over 60,000 objects, spanning geology, archaeology, natural history, and social history of work and home life. Celebrating the story of the Craven Dales, the eclectic and varied collection is located in the historic Skipton Town Hall, High Street Skipton and is managed by Craven District Council.

The Museum is currently closed for an exciting re-development and during the three years of the project they will create new displays, activities and events that will excite and inspire, working with partners across Craven to engage and reach out to as many people as possible. The Museum itself will be redeveloped, increasing the accessibility of the Museum and the collection, as well as create new and innovative displays to tell the stories and showcase the treasures of the Craven Dales.

www.cravendc.gov.uk/skipton-town-hall/craven-museum

Victoria Hall

Settle Victoria Hall was opened on 11 October 1853, and has been open and at the heart of Settle’s social and cultural life ever since.  At 165 years old, it predates the Settle-Carlisle railway by thirteen years, Wiltons’ Music Hall in London by five years, and is the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world.

Settle Victoria Hall serves Settle, the surrounding area, and farther afield, both as a community space and by bringing arts and culture to an isolated rural community, and there’s always something going on. During the day, we have a huge range of classes and community groups, alongside auctions, bazaars, and public and private events. In the evening, our beautiful little music-hall is transformed into a venue for top-quality music, drama, comedy, spoken word, film, and festivals.

www.settlevictoriahall.org.uk

Gallery on the Green

The Upper Settle phone box was purchased by Settle Town Council in early 2009 under the BT ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme. As part of the scheme, the phone was removed and the Council was free to use the kiosk as they chose. It was agreed that Cultivating Settle would manage the facility and set up a community art gallery. Grant funding was obtained from Craven District Council and Settle Town Council. The iconic phone box is of the K6 type and was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1935 to commemorate George the Fifth’s Silver Jubilee and has been refurbished inside and out.

We believe the Gallery on the Green is the smallest public art gallery in the world. Certainly it is the only one to be open 24/7 and filled to capacity at least twice a day!!

www.galleryonthegreen.org.uk