The Old Workhouse
King Street
Pateley Bridge


Open weekends 1.30-4.30pm
until 24th March
Then open Tuesday - Sunday from 26th March, including Easter Weekend and Easter Monday. From April open Tuesday-Sunday


01423 711225

Village Shop
A village shop from the early 1900s, packed full of groceries, flour, home remedies, eggs, sugar, biscuits and cigarettes
Joiners Shop

If you bring a lottery ticket or scratch card with you on 16th March, you will be admitted FREE to the Museum, as our way of saying thank you to lottery players for the grant recently received from the NLHF.

The Museum is an independent Museum run entirely by volunteers and is a registered
Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Its work is helped by securing funding for special projects.

We are now recruiting for 2 new Trustees. 
Click here for details

Open 1.30 – 4.30 every weekend until 24th March and then from 26th March we will be open Tuesday-Sunday each week, along with Bank Holiday Mondays

Why not make us part of your visit to Nidderdale? We are in the heart of Pateley Bridge, at the top of King Street, just opposite St Cuthbert’s Church.

Come and see our fascinating collection
You won’t find many glass cases, but you will find thousands of items showing life in Nidderdale over the past 200 years, displayed in their original settings such as the parlour, shop and schoolroom.
Immerse yourself in the experience and e guarantee you’ll find something you
remember from your own past!

Interested in researching the history of your family or Nidderdale home?  Monthly sessions are now being arranged for you to do this, with help.

You can also become a member of the Nidderdale Museum Society and enjoy free entry for a year and local talks.  Click here to find out how to become a member

The Museum is a fully accredited Museum with 11 separate rooms packed full of items and photos related to Leisure, Agriculture, Industry, Religion, Transport, Costume, plus an original Cobblers Shop, a Victorian Parlour room set, General Store, Schoolroom and much more.  There is a wide range of displays of items in use in Nidderdale over the past 150 years, and a video telling the story of the building of the reservoirs in the Dale, running continuously in the Film Room.
The Museum is a fantastic source of information and inspiration on local history
and an ideal activity for tourists and school groups.   

The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers who are passionate about Nidderdale’s heritage, so why not come along and see what is here? Cost per adult is £5 and accompanied children are free. We hope to see you very soon. We aim to keep to the published opening schedule there could be times when it is not possible as volunteers are unavailable.

On 1st April 2022, the Museum changed its governance and is now Nidderdale Museum Society CIO  (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). It means that the Society is now a legal entity and there is reduced liability for the trustees.

You can now support the Museum by making a donation online using this button. 
Nidderdale Museum Society CIO is registered charity number 1197116.

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