The Old Workhouse
King Street
Pateley Bridge


Open 1.30-4.30p.m.
Tuesday - Sunday
and Bank Holiday Mondays


01423 711225

Thank you to Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

The Museum has been awarded a grant of £4000 from the YDMT, which is part of money they received from the People’s Postcode Lottery. Trustees are now deciding how this should best be spent in order to move forward with our aims. First up will be the purchase of some new laptops so that volunteers […]


Well not exactly! But we have now moved to our Summer Opening Hours, so you can visit between 1.30 and 4.30p.m. on any day except Mondays.  We are also open on Bank Holiday Mondays so you can visit us as part of a Bank Holiday day out.  See you soon!

Thank You Day 16th March

National Lottery Heritage Fund

On 16th March, the Museum will be open as usual from 1.30 to 4.30p.m. However, there is a difference! Anyone bringing a lottery ticket will be admitted FREE as our way of saying Thank You to lottery players for the support we received from the national Lottery Heritage Fund. Just bring a lottery ticket or […]

Museum Trustees Wanted

Village Shop

We are delighted to report that John Hayton was elected as a trustee at the Annual General Meeting in November 2023.  We would now like to appoint a further 2 trustees to reach our full complement of 9 people and help us capitalise on our new accredited status. Applications are particularly sought from anyone with […]

Happy Christmas & a Bright New Year

In the Parlour

After a very busy year behind the scenes, the volunteers are re-grouping ready for a brand new year.  Our exhibits are all still here and we are hoping to make changes to heating and lighting so that we can look after them and our visitors better.  We re-open on 30th December and are open 31st […]


Rocking Horse

Nidderdale Museum was awarded Full Accreditation by Arts Council England on 5th October 2023. This followed 3 years of hard work by the volunteers and part-time project staff and means that the Museum has now been recognised as being properly managed and governed to the nationally agreed industry standard.  It shows that the Museum takes […]

Local research sessions

The Museum now has dedicated research sessions for access to its records. If interested, please sign up via the info@nidderdalemuseum.com email indicating the general area of your research interests and what type of information you are seeking. The next sessions are scheduled as follows:  Friday 22 September 2pm – 4pm ;  Tuesday 31 October 10 am […]

National Heritage Open Day

As part of the National Heritage Celebration, the Museum will be open on Saturday 16th September from 10.30a.m. to 4.30p.m., with FREE ENTRY for all. Come and immerse yourself in the heritage of Nidderdale

Angram Monument Unveiled

Lord Mayor of Bradford

The Lord Mayor of Bradford recently travelled to Nidderdale Museum to unveil an iconic stone monument of part of Angram Dam which was carved by two of the stonemasons working there in 1913. The dam was part of a series of 3 reservoirs built by Bradford Corporation Waterworks Department in the early 1900s. They provided […]

Project Completed

The end of the project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund was celebrated with a party for volunteers at the Museum on 30th June.  Around 30 volunteers heard about the work done during the project, which concentrated on volunteer recruitment and engagement; working towards accreditation; forward planning and investigating a new collections management system. […]