Charter Trail Opens

Charter Trail Group

Simon Theakston, the Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire was recently guest of honour at the Museum, to open The Charter Trail, in the company of Sue Welch, Chairman of the Museum Society, the Deputy Mayor of Harrogate Borough Council, the Mayor of Pateley Bridge Town Council, Museum trustees and other distinguished guests. In 1320, Edward […]

Pilgrim Trust Conservation Care Audit

Grocery Shop

A few weeks ago, the Museum was visited by a conservator who carried out an audit of the Museum’s collections. We were pleased to hear that much of what we are doing is good, and will be building a Conservation Care Plan so that other highlighted issues can be dealt with over the next few […]

We are now a CIO!


On 1st April, Nidderdale Museum Society became Nidderdale Museum Society CIO! This may not mean much to you, but we are now a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and as such we are a legal entity, and are no longer dependent on all leases, investments, employment contracts etc being held by trustees on behlaf of the Society.  […]

Summer Opening

Victorian Parlour image

Spring is in the air, and the Museum has been spruced up ready for our summer visitors.  From 1st April, we will be opening every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm to 4.30pm so that we are here for as many visitors as possible.  We now have a video running about the history […]

Call for Volunteers

Volunteer at work

Come and join us! We are looking for more volunteer stewards so that we can open as normal over the summer. It is a rewarding and interesting way to spend an afternoon or two a month and you will learn a great deal about our local history. No prior knowledge is needed and initial training […]

Accepting items into the Museum

Laundry Items

Moratorium on Object Entry In the last 18 months the Museum has been offered a considerable number of items for possible inclusion in the collections. Following the pandemic, we are still working with a reduced number of volunteers. The Collections Team have therefore requested a 3-month moratorium (Jan-March 2022) on accepting items for evaluation so […]

Winter Closure

Grocery Shop

The Museum will be closed between 10 December 2021 and 8 January 2022.  Saturday and Sunday openings (1.30-4.30p.m.) will then re-commence.

National Heritage Open Day Saturday 11th September 2021

Cobbler's Shop

As part of the national scheme, Nidderdale Museum will be open to visitors free of charge on Saturday 11th September, between 10..00a.m. and 4.30p.m. Why not come along and see if you can find items that you still use, or remember from your grandmother or mother’s house?  There are 12 rooms to browse, with displays […]

New staff appointed

Museum costumes

For the first time in its history, Nidderdale Museum will have 2 paid part-time members of staff from 1st July.  An experienced Project Officer will be joined by a Trainee Placement and together they will be leading the exciting project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  This will look at recruiting and training a […]

Summer opening Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays

Victorian Parlour image

We are please to report that from 1st August, the Museum will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1.30 – 4.30pm, unless there are changes in Covid restrictions. The one-way system has been removed and all parts of the Museum are open once again.  All our stewards are volunteers, and we do ask […]