Dales Countryside Museum & National Park Centre
HAWES, NORTH YORKSHIRE
It’s a fascinating museum telling the story of the people and landscape of the Yorkshire Dales, with a static steam loco and carriages with displays. Added features include hands-on interactive displays for children, a Research Room, temporary exhibitions and special events. Activities for visitors of all ages, and an outdoor sculpture trail to follow. Its collection is enhanced by the inclusion of material donated by the local authors and historians, Marie Hartley and Joan Ingilby.
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Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Fully accessible
- Facilities: Lifts, ramps and parking
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 10-5, closed Jan. Please call for winter opening hours
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About the area
Discover North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire, with its two National Parks and two designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is England’s largest county and one of the most rural. This is prime walking country, from the heather-clad heights of the North York Moors to the limestone country that is so typical of the Yorkshire Dales – a place of contrasts and discoveries, of history and legend.
The coastline offers its own treasures, from the fishing villages of Staithes and Robin Hood Bay to Scarborough, one time Regency spa and Victorian bathing resort. In the 1890s, the quaint but bustling town of Whitby provided inspiration for Bram Stoker, who set much of his novel, Dracula, in the town. Wizarding enthusiasts head to the village of Goathland, which is the setting for the Hogwarts Express stop at Hogsmeade station in the Harry Potter films.
York is a city of immense historical significance. It was capital of the British province under the Romans in AD 71, a Viking settlement in the 10th century, and in the Middle Ages its prosperity depended on the wool trade. Its city walls date from the 14th century and are among the finest in Europe. However, the gothic Minster, built between 1220 and 1470, is York’s crowning glory.
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