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May 2018

Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman

May 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Adam Sedgwick – Geologist and Dalesman Launch of Colin Speakman’s fascinating and entertaining biography of Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), who was born and raised in Dent and became one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era Science. Meet the author and buy your signed copy. Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873) is one of the great figures of Geology and of Victorian-era Science. Colin Speakman, well known for his writings and broadcasts on the Yorkshire Dales, carries the reader from Sedgwick’s early…

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June 2018

In the Kitchen – Wash Days

June 1 @ 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 wash days in times gone by. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Traditional Knitting Demonstration

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

Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with 4 needles and knitting sticks using traditional Dales patterns. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Historical Quarrying in the Pennine Dales

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

An illustrated talk by Dr. David Johnson on the history of quarrying from the Middle Ages to the present. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Free - Donations welcome.

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The Shout

June 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A humorous and poignant story of everyday mountain rescue folk. Written and produced by Swaledale Mountain Rescue Team member Pete Roe. Recommended for aged 16 and over

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Hawes Town

Hawes Town Trail

June 19 @ 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 grips.…

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A Hay Rake-Making Business at Askrigg

June 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

For about a century, West Mill at Askrigg was the centre of hay rake making business. This talk will examine the business's history and how rakes were made and used. This talk is given by Shaun Richardson of Ed Dennison  Archaeological Services (EDAS) Ltd. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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The roadside wildflower exhibition

June 28 - July 10
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map
Knapweed in an Orton road verge photographed by Judy Dunford

Inspired by the work of Judy Dunford, our latest exhibition - The roadside wildflower - will be touring around the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in Shap, Orton, Hawes and Bainbridge. Judy Dunford – known locally as the ‘flowerlady’ – had amassed tens of thousands of close-up photographs of the wildflowers growing in the verges. At the time of Judy’s death from cancer she had recorded, identified and verified a total of 276 species. It would be great if any local people…

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July 2018

Discover Aisgill Force

July 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Hidden waterfalls are a fascinating feature of the limestone landscape in the Yorkshire Dales. Why not join our experienced Dales Volunteers on this moderate 4 mile (6½ km) journey to discover the delights of Aisgill Force? The walk passes the home of Wensleydale Cheese (think Wallace and Gromit!), and into the little village of Gayle through narrow streets between lovely little cottages. Out of the village the walk goes through a narrow wooded gorge with steep moss and fern covered…

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Hawes Rural Heritage

July 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Join us for this 5.5 mile (8.8km) walk in Herriot country, through fields and along old bridleways with stunning views of the Yorkshire Dales. We will look for evidence of old industries and traditional rural activities as we walk, including local hamlets, villages, barns and lime kilns. A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes steps, stiles, uneven ground and slight gradients. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good grips. Packed lunch required. Dogs…

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`On’t Hills`

July 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Stories and poems from the Dales as performed by Margaret Rule and Marilyn Longstaff. Bring your donations and enjoy a social evening as part of the Friends of the Museum Annual Gift Day. Free - donations welcome.

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Barns, Walls & Bridges

July 22 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Come along on this 4 mile (6.4km) walk in Herriot country and enjoy panoramic views over Upper Wensleydale.  Barns, walls and bridges are important features of Wensleydale and played a crucial part in the development of local industry and agriculture. The walk includes the woodland and waterfalls of Shaw Gill.   A level 3 YDNPA walk; the route includes stiles, uneven ground and two short steep climbs. Please wear outdoor clothing appropriate for the weather and sturdy footwear with good…

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

July 24 @ 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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Secret Squirrel

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a gentle 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join wildlife officer Ian Court on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if…

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Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

July 27 @ 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 Yorkshire Dales farmhouse. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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The Wills and Inventories in 17th Century Yorkshire

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Members of the Ingleborough Archaeology Group will be presenting a dramatic re-enactment and two talks relating to the wills and inventories of the Yorkshire Dales in the 17th century.  The talks will be at 10:00am and 2:00pm with the re-enactment at 11:15am. This event is a part of Council for British Archaeology Festival and Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.

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Rag Rugmaking Workshop

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A full day workshop with internationally renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie. Materials and lunch included. Learn the basics of rag rug to enable you to create a unique piece for your home. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. 10 places available. Booking essential. Book Online HERE

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

July 31 @ 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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August 2018

In the Kitchen – Dairying

August 3 @ 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 the dairying process. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Besom Demonstration

August 4 @ 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 besom broom making using birch tops. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Traditional Textiles

August 5 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Textile artist Carole Bowman will demonstrate traditional textiles techniques including spinning wool and weaving using a table loom. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration.Included in museum admission.

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 7 @ 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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Secret Squirrel

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

This is a gentle 1½ mile (2.4km) guided walk in search of the charming Red Squirrels of Wensleydale. Join wildlife officer Ian Court on a search for tracks and signs of local wildlife, ending at the Snaizeholme Red Squirrel view point. Find out how we have managed to protect and record the squirrels both here and elsewhere in the Yorkshire Dales National Park over recent years. This is a must for wildlife spotters and photographers. Don't forget your binoculars, if…

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Fun Fridays – Bushcraft

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Whittle a stick to cook treats over an open fire. Learn how to make and cook damper bread then eat it! Included in museum admission.

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Taste in Time – Farmhouse Food

August 10 @ 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 Yorkshire Dales farmhouse. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Boots and Clogs

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Come and meet cobbler Daniel Nelson and see how boots are made in the traditional way. Part of Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales – a celebration. Included in museum admission.

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Drystone Walling Demonstration

August 14 @ 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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Fun Fridays – Mini Beast Safari

August 17 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

Search for the creatures that live around the museum. Examine them under a microscope then draw their wiggle legs, boggle eyes and weird antennae.  Included in museum admission.

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Rag Rugmaking Workshop

August 19 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dales Countryside Museum, Station Yard Hawes North Yorkshire DL8 3NT United Kingdom + Google Map

A full day workshop with internationally renowned rug maker Heather Ritchie. Materials and lunch included. Learn the basics of rag rug to enable you to create a unique piece for your home. 10 places available. Book Online HERE

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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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