Winter Opening times

1 November – 31 March
Saturdays and Sundays only
1.30pm to 4.30pm

We hope to open each week apart from 17/18 and 24/25 December, unless bad weather intervenes!

We look forward to seeing you.

As we are completely reliant on volunteers, there could be last-minute changes, but we will do our best to open as stated.

The Charter Trail, celebrating the 700th anniversary of Pateley’s Market Charter is still on display, taking you through the Museum. See News. 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 £3 and accompanied children are free. We hope to see you very soon.

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.  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.

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.

NIDDERDALE MUSEUM

The Local History Museum With Lots To See

Just thought you should know. Things have been all a bit mixed up following the sad death of Her Majesty, and with the Nidderdale Show now moving to the 18th, our volunteers will be taken up, manning a stand there, rather than being available to open our doors to visitors.
Besides, much as the Museum is Nidderdale’s finest INdoor attraction, we all feel that the Nidderdale Show is Nidderdale’s finest OUTdoor attraction and, if you’re coming to Pateley Bridge that day, you’ll surely want to be down at the showground.
But after that, and as autumn closes in, don’t forget that the Museum is always full of amazing things to discover…whatever the weather!

SUMMER OPENING

We are gradually adding to our band of volunteers, so that we can ensure that the Museum is open more often.
I am pleased to confirm that from 1st June 2022, the Museum will be open from 1.30 – 4.30p.m., every day except Monday.

As we are completely reliant on volunteers, there could be last-minute changes, but we will do our best to open as stated.

The Charter Trail, celebrating the 700th anniversary of Pateley’s Market Charter is now on display, taking you through the Museum. See News.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 £3 and accompanied children are free. We hope to see you very soon.

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.   There are 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.

On 1st April 2022, the Museum changed its governance and will henceforth be Nidderdale Museum Society CIO  (Charitable Incorporated Organisation)
You will not notice any difference, but it does mean that the Society will be a legal entity and there will be reduced liability for the trustees.

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