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Dales Countryside Museum

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Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom
01969 666210 www.yorkshiredales.org.uk

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August 2018

Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 21 @ 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 - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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In the Kitchen – Preserves

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 the methods of preserving foods. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Fun Fridays – Minature Scavenge Hunt

August 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Fill an egg box with exciting finds around the museum. Make prints and crazy birds from your finds. Included in museum admission.

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Traditional Rugmaking Demonstration

August 26 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join two local rugmakers Jane Cook and Elaine Foster as they demonstrate the traditional methods of making proddy and hooked rugs.  Take the chance to have a go or buy a rug or kit to take home. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 28 @ 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 - one of the most iconic features of the National Park landscape.  From the foundations to the top stones, during four short drop in sessions they talk through the process of turning a pile of stones into something that will last for centuries. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Hawes Town Trail

August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

  Join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this short 2.5 mile (3.5km) guided walk and explore the history of Hawes and the village of Gayle. Walking through this lovely market town discover the origins of Wensleydale cheese, see where the railway once went and follow a section of the Pennine Way. A level 1 YDNPA guided walk. The route takes in some steps, stiles and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy shoes with good…

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Fun Fridays – Stickman

August 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Make your own stick man and a place for him to live. Listen to his story deep in the woods behind the museum, then have ago at making your own stories. Included in museum admission.

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September 2018

Blacksmithing Demonstration

September 2 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join the Wild Stick Man Stuart Lawrence for a demonstration in blacksmithing. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Included in museum admission.

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From Hawes to Hardraw

September 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Take an afternoon stroll with us and walk 3.5 miles (5.8km) from the market town of Hawes to the pretty hamlet of Hardraw. The walk might be short but the scenery is lovely and the views are wonderful! Take a breath of fresh air. A YDNPA level 2 walk. This walk is for the most part level with some uneven ground. Please wear outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear. No dogs allowed (assistance dogs welcome) Places limited, booking…

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Quilting Demonstration

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Kate Trusson for a demonstration on quilting. A chance to look at some of the quilts in the collection and to see the methoods of making quilts. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.

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Sunday Cheese Scone Making!

September 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

As part of the Cheese Festival The Firebox Cafe will be hosting a children's cheese scone making session.  Your scones will be immediately cooked allowing you to enjoy them warm.  Price includes a carton of juice. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18

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Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

September 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Drop in and taste old-fashioned farmhouse food. Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Dales farmhouse. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18

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Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Drop in and taste old-fashioned farmhouse food. Hear how cheese, butter and oakcakes were made in a traditional Dales farmhouse. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18

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In the Kitchen – Making Cheese in Victorian Times

September 21 @ 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 about the making and marketing cheese in Victorian times. Included in museum admission. Part of the Yorkshire Dales Cheese Festival 2018: Celebrating Local Produce #CheeseFest18

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Big Dig at Bainbridge

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

An illustrated talk by the YDNPA  community archaeologist Rebecca Cadbury Simmons about the results from 2017 community big dig at Bainbridge. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

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Cheesy 2 Dales Childrens Bike Ride

September 22 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

In celebration of the Cheese Festival 2018 we will be hosting a special children's bike ride as part of our regular Saturday Community sessions (Wensleydale Bike Club registered British Cycling Go-Ride Club).  We will be riding a route taking in both Wensleydale and Swaledale in commemoration of the fabulous cheese produced in both Dales.  This will be a predominantly mountain bike route.  It is suitable for children who ride a bike with gears, are confident handling their bike and have an experience…

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October 2018

A History of Askrigg Part 2: 1880 to 1950

October 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Annual General Meeting of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum followed by a talk by Dr. Christine Hallas on the history of Askrigg.  Free - donations welcome.

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Exploring Local and Village History

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

Led by the Staff from North Yorkshire County Record Office (NYCRO), this interactive workshop will explore documentary sources to study of local and village history. Learn how to use and interpret local records including maps, estate records and title deeds. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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From Tin to Treasure

October 28 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join crafts specialist Michelle Pilkington to learn the basics of experimenting and repurposing metal. Using recycled metals, you will be able to rework them to create stunning decorative objects such as book covers and decorative hangings. Learn how to use metal working tools and how to work safely with metal. Materials and Lunch included. 8 places available. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Book Online HERE  

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November 2018

Family History of Bolton Castle

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A talk by Hon.Tom Orde-Prowlett about his family history at Bolton Castle. Part of the Friends of the Museum annual lecture programme. Free - donations welcome.

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