Nidderdale Museum

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Situated in the picturesque town of Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire, this fascinating and friendly museum is housed in the former workhouse and is situated opposite St Cuthbert's Parish Church. Its 11 rooms illustrate the rural life of Nidderdale in the recent and more distant past.

Nidderdale Museum shows how ordinary people lived, in imaginative and realistic settings. There are sections devoted to Agriculture, Industries, Religion, Transport and Costume. The corridors are lined with photographs of local interest.

Visit Nidderdale's living museum and see the Cobbler's Workshop; the Schoolroom; the Victorian Parlour; the General Store; costumes of the 19th & 20th centuries; and the history of transport in the Dales.

We offer research facilities in our family history archives, and also access to our library.

School Parties and group visits are welcomed. A school pack is available.

Allow at least 1 hour for your visit.

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Opening hours

Easter - 31 October
Mon - Sun 14.00-16.30

August & Bank Holidays
Mon - Sun 10.30-16.30

November 1 - Easter
Sat, Sun 13.30-16.30

Admission charges

Adults: £2
Concession: £1
Accompanied Children: Free

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Natural Sciences, Costume and Textiles, Medicine, Music, Coins and Medals, Science and Technology, Social History, Land Transport

Nidderdale Museum
King Street
Pately Bridge
North Yorkshire




01423 711225

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