The Old Workhouse
King Street
Pateley Bridge


1 April - 31 October
Tuesday to Sunday
and Bank Holiday Mondays
1.30pm to 4.30pm


01423 711225

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. […]

The Museum features on screen!

The Museum was recently visited by Simon and Will of Memory Seekers, and they have featured it in their latest You Tube video of Pateley Bridge.  Check out the link. The Museum is shown from around 16.46 if you haven’t got time to watch it all, but it is all worth viewing.  The video is […]

Museum Volunteer at the Palace

This week the Chairman of the Museum, Sue Welch, was invited to attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, as a representative of the many people who volunteer their time for the community, around the country.  It proved that Museums and the North are noticed in high places, and it was an honour to […]

Truth, Lies and Porky Pies

Nevin Ward

What a night that was… secrets revealed, sources explained, songs performed, and a world premiere of Nevin’s new song….The Nidderdale Boy.   A crowd of 120 enjoyed an evening full of laughter, history and song. The second talk in our spring series was by Nevin Ward and  entitled Truth, Lies and Porky Pies – telling tales […]

Spies and Stars

What an evening that was! On 21st February 2023, Professor Christopher Andrew presented a fascinating talk entitled  Stars and Spies: Intelligence Operations and the Entertainment Business from Elizabeth I to Charles III (to include Nidderdale). Professor Andrew is Emeritus Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Cambridge, Official Historian of the Security […]