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July 2019

15 Century Castle Life

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 21-07-2019

Skipton Castle, Skipton, BD23 1AW + Google Map

Buckingham’s Retinue recreates life as it may have been in Skipton during the Wars of the Roses

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Basket Making Demonstration

July 20 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join crafts specialist Lorna Singleman for a demonstration in oak swill and hazel basket making.  Oak swill basketry is an endangered craft unique to South Cumbria. It is a methods that involves splitting wood to weave to create an extremely strong basket. Included in museum admission.  

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15 Century Castle Life

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 21-07-2019

Skipton Castle, Skipton, BD23 1AW + Google Map

Buckingham’s Retinue recreates life as it may have been in Skipton during the Wars of the Roses

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

Drystone Walling Demonstration

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.

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Textile Techniques

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

July 26
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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In the Kitchen – Washdays

July 26 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us in our traditional farmhouse kitchen where Mrs. H will explain all about the hard work involved in wash days from the dolly tub to the mangle. Included in museum admission.

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drystone Walling

Drystone Walling Demonstration

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.

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Stick Making Classes

July 31
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 31 of the month, repeating indefinitely

n this workshop you will use traditional tools such as files, sandpaper and stickpress and learn how to straighten a stick using either a steam box or a heat gun depending on numbers in the class at the time. You will be taught the basic techniques to create your own stick which you will take home with you. The skills you will learn are: 1. Straightening the shank. 2. Dressing knots. 3. Making a peg joint. 4. Preparing the handle.…

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Textile Techniques

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.

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August 2019

spoon carving

August 1 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00am on day 1 of the month, repeating indefinitely

Come and spend a day  learning to make your own spoon. See it transform from a block of wood to the finished utensil. A whole day with a skilled woodland craftsman. Beginners can explore their potential. You will be guided through choosing wood, cutting and cleaning, basic axe skills and simple knife skills and carving techniques as well as tool care, sharpening and honing. You will also learn how to "read the wood", ie how to sculpt it into the…

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

August 2
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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The Trayned Bands

August 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 04-08-2019

Skipton Castle, Skipton, BD23 1AW + Google Map

See this Civil War Regiment prepare for battle against the Parliamentarian army

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The Trayned Bands

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until 04-08-2019

Skipton Castle, Skipton, BD23 1AW + Google Map

See this Civil War Regiment prepare for battle against the Parliamentarian army

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.

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Textile Techniques

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.

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Forged Blacksmith Bushcraft Knife

August 9
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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Friday, repeating indefinitely

On this course you can spend two days learning to forge a traditional blacksmith bushcraft knife. It will involve basic blacksmith techniques for one part of the knife and silversmithing techniques for the other. You will learn how to temper, heat treat and sharpen using files. You can learn how to put a twist in the knife. If you want to make a sheath for it - this will cost an extra £100 and will be another day's course. 2…

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join our Dales Volunteers as they showcase the traditional craft of drystone walling and explain the construction of this iconic feature of the National Park landscape, from the foundations to the top stones. In 4 short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Included in museum admission.

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Textile Techniques

August 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

In the museums textile gallery there will be volunteers working on their own textile projects. Included in museum admission.

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Go Wild!

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre, Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre
Leyburn, North Yorkshire DL8 3TH United Kingdom
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Magnificent Mammals. We all love our cute and furry mammals! But do you know how many there are in the Yorkshire Dales? Join us to find out more. Come and join in the fun and learn about our wonderful wildlife. This free drop-in event is for accompanied 5 to 12 year olds, with lots of science and craft based activities. We will be Stream Dipping too, so you can see  how many different water creatures you can find. All you need to…

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