Craven Museum and Gallery

Craven Museum and Gallery
Town Hall
High Street
North Yorkshire
BD23 1AH


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01756 706407

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Craven Museum & Gallery in Skipton Town Hall
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Craven Museum & Gallery, located in the town hall, is a hidden gem in the market town of Skipton. This unique visitor attraction tells the story of Craven through the ages.

Discover something different every time with changing exhibitions, workshops and family events.

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Opening hours

April to September:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10.00am - 4.00pm

October to March:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12.00pm to 4.00pm
Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm

Closed: Tuesdays and Sundays

Admission charges

Free Admission

Additional info

Access to the first floor gallery is by a stair lift.

Craven Museum & Gallery has many collections, ranging from those that are regionally important, like the archaeology from Elbolton Cave, to local material from the towns and villages in Craven. The museum also cares for the nationally important Roebuck art collection, which was bequeathed to the museum in 1988. Other collections include costume, art, the natural world and a broad range of social history material dating from the 18th century (1700s) to the present day.

Collection details

Toys and Hobbies, Social History, Personalities, Industry, Fine Art, Decorative and Applied Art, Costume and Textiles, Coins and Medals, Archives, Archaeology, Agriculture

Key artists and exhibits

  • Robert 'Mouseman' Thompson furniture
  • The Roebuck Collection (a small changing display)
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Festival of Archaeology 2014: Training and Trenches

  • 28 July 2014 7-8:30pm

Join us at Craven Museum & Gallery for a talk by James Spry (Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority) about the excavation of training trenches in Giggleswick and surveys at Castleberg Drill Hall and Attermire Rifle Range.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Museum of North Craven Life
The Folly
Victoria Street
North Yorkshire
BD24 9EY

Getting there

The Folly is about four minutes on foot from the town centre at the foot of Victoria Street.

Car parking is close by in Greenfoot Car Park.

Bus services from Skipton stop in the Market Place

There are hourly daytime rail services to Settle along the famous Settle-Carlisle railway line.


Tickets £7