Swaledale Museum, Reeth

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The Swaledale Museum is an independent Museum run by volunteers with the aims of collecting, displaying and making publicly accessible the local heritage of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

The Museum, Shop & Café are open daily 10.30 to 5.30, Easter to the end of October. We are happy to open by appointment, welcome groups and organise customised visits.

The Archive can be used preferably by contacting us in advance.

Displays include:

* Geology

* Prehistoric landscape archaeology

* Lead & coal mining & chert quarrying

* Tools & trades (masons, wallers, joiners, blacksmiths, clogmakers & tinsmiths)

* Farming

* The Dales Kitchen

* Shops & Shopping in the Dales

* Vernacular Building

* Music & Methodism

* Local Crafts (from crochet to quilts)

* Archive & Library specialising in Local & Family History

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  • Lovely little museum well worth seeing for s better appreciation of the history of the region. Am sure everyone’s favourite is the farmers proposal letter !  more »
  • A small Museum but well laid out and properly labelled to give an insite into the life of the village in former times. We did the usual thing of saying 'I remember my parents using one of those...  more »
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  • This is a small but interesting museum. It consisted of one room crammed with mainly mining and other local industrial memorabilia. On the plus side it is dog friendly but we thought it was overpriced for what it is. It took us about 30 minutes to visit.
  • Very interesting, really informative xx
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