The Local History Museum With Lots To See
RE-OPENING DATE IS FIXED
Re-opening will be on Saturday 22nd May at 1.30p.m. and we will then be open every Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 – 4.30p.m., as well as Bank Holiday Monday 31st May.
Currently we are not able to open during the week, as we do not have enough stewards, but we will be reviewing this each month. As lockdown restrictions ease, and our stewards are able to return, we hope to be able to offer more openings. Watch this space for updates.
We have been hard at work with preparations.
We have been getting the floors and windows cleaned, and our volunteer team have been taking apart all the displays and cleaning them before putting them back together. Our wife in the Victorian parlour can now be proud of her sparkling tableware and horsebrasses.
Do come and visit her and the rest of the exhibits.
As at the last re-opening, visitors are asked to wear face coverings, but there is a one-way system in place, and only one group of visitors are in each of its 10 rooms at any one time, so contact with others is minimal. Each visitor will be asked to sign in with their contact details, and a new tap and pay system has been installed, though cash is still accepted. Almost all of the Museum is still accessible, as are the toilets. You can view here the Museum’s COVID Risk Assessment. The Museum is operated entirely by volunteers who are passionate about Nidderdale’s heritage, so why not come along and see what is there once we are open again. Cost per adult is £3 and accompanied children are free. We hope to see you very soon.
GOOD NEWS – Museum has been awarded a grant from the National Heritage Lottery Fund to enable it to recruit and train more volunteers and strengthen the Museum’s procedures and policies. See News item for more details, or go to About Us/Vacancies for details of Project Officer and Trainee Placement roles.
Nidderdale Museum has a large collection of exhibits, illustrating different aspects of life and work in Nidderdale through the ages. Run entirely by a dedicated team of volunteers, Nidderdale Museum has lots for visitors to see.
We have 11 separate rooms devoted to Leisure, Agriculture, Industry, Religion, Transport, Costume, plus an original Cobblers Shop, a Victorian Parlour room set, General Store, Schoolroom and much more. The Museum is a fantastic source of information and inspiration on local history, and an ideal activity for tourists and school groups.
You can now support the Museum by making a donation on-line using this button