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Unique Gateway to Swaledale

Swaledale Museum is a perfect way to get under the skin of Swaledale and really helped understand... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rstoat
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Wiltshire
Lovely little gem, don’t overlook it!

Visited during the first two weeks of October, and was quite surprised by the amazing amount of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Swaledale Museum is a perfect way to get under the skin of Swaledale and really helped understand and interpret what Swaledale has to offer. There are displays on everything from family life to lead-mining and from geology to home-making dales style. There's an exhibition space...More

Thank rstoat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited during the first two weeks of October, and was quite surprised by the amazing amount of history accumulated in a museum in a small village. As I came later in the day, I had only a half an hour to browse as it was...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I visited this lovely museum to learn about the various handicrafts that took place in the area. The curator was extremely knowledgeable and had a variety of examples of quilts, pockets, proggy and hooky rugs, lace, etc. The displays of the mining activities and the...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

An engaging museum that packs a lot of interesting information into a small space. Tells the story of Swaledale from the beginning through history. Excellent balance of objects and text. Highly recommend a visit.

Thank 3boygrandma
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This Museum is a gem. Do take time to visit and learn more about how folk lived and worked in Reeth and Swaledale in the past. Find out about lead mining and farming, arts and crafts and famous people from the area. You are assured...More

Thank LoubyLouBristol
Reviewed 12 September 2018

The value to the community and to history preservation generally of this facility is indisputable. It is run by volunteers on what is probably a limited budget. However, there is was no toilet available for the public on the day we visited and this was...More

Thank kirkbys2017
Reviewed 24 August 2018

We spent an interesting couple of hours here learning about the history of the area. Very friendly welcoming staff. You must read the 'marriage proposal'!

Thank cjmortimer
Helen B, Curator at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Glad you found our displays helpful in enhancing your knowledge of the area, thank you for finding us.

Reviewed 22 July 2018

We visited on a mid-week morning as part of a project that my daughter is doing at University. The museum is hidden away but well signposted. Exhibits are available for viewing on two floors and mainly portray the area's lead mining history. If you want...More

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Helen B, Curator at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Much appreciate your review, which helps us reach a wider possible audience. We are a little hidden behind the Green, so thank you for finding us. Did you find the dressing up box, the mystery objects and spot the spectacles, good for smaller children and...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

Spent a most enjoyable morning in this delightful museum. If you are visiting Reeth it's well worth a visit.More

1  Thank Pat P
Helen B, Curator at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Thank you for your review, we hope that it will inspire more to find us as we are tucked away off Reeth Green. We really appreciate the time and thought taken to publish your comments, which help us make sure our visitors are happy! There...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Tucked away but well signed. Wonderful collection of items and information about bygone days in this wonderful village and surrounding area. Friendly informative staff. well worth a visit.

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Helen B, Curator at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are quite difficult to find, just off Reeth Green behind the Post Office, so your comments extra specially appreciated in highlighting our presence. Delighted that you found lots to interest you.

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