Truth, Lies and Porky Pies

Nevin Ward

The second talk in our spring series will be by Nevin Ward and is entitled Truth, Lies and Porky Pies – telling tales about the characters, events and challenges behind Nidderdale’s history plays.  It will be held on Tuesday 28th March from 7p.m. in Pateley Bridge Memorial Hall.  Entry free for members, and £5 on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]