Otley Museum

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A comprehenisve collection of documents and photographs tells the story of this Wharfedale community from prehistoric times to the 20th century. A fascinating insight into Otley's heritage for the visitor and a key resource for both the amateur and professional researcher.

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Opening hours

9.45am to 12.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday and the first Saturday of the month (excluding Bank Holidays).

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

The documentary and photographic archives are available to researchers by appointment.

Contact us for information on talks and group visits.

Eric Cowling Collection of prehistoric stone tools and artefacts mostly from the Middle Wharfe Valley.
Archaeological collection from the 1970s' excavation of the medieval Palace of the Archbishop of York at Otley.
Otley Printers' Engineers Collection centres on the invention of the Wharfedale Printing Machine.
The Urban Development Archive: building records, plans and maps showing the development during 19th & 20th centuries.
The Otley Story Archive : a social history from the 18th century.

Collection details

Social History, Science and Technology, Personalities, Archives, Archaeology

Otley Museum
Wellcroft House
Otley Cycle Club
Crow Lane
West Yorkshire
LS21 1TZ






01943 468181

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