Nidderdale Museum Society CIO

The Nidderdale Museum Society CIO

A flourishing Society came into being when Nidderdale Museum was formed in the 1970s “to advance the education of the public by maintaining a Museum in the Nidderdale area to collect, preserve and exhibit items of archaeological, historical, industrial, educational and community interest”.   On 1st April 2022 it became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, with the revised name of Nidderdale Museum Society CIO.  As well as supporting the day to day running of the Museum, the Society normally has its own programme of activities and events. There are talks on topics of local interest during the winter months and walks in the local area in the summer.

The Nidderdale Museum Society CIO has a wide range of activities for all its members and many people have been involved over the past forty years. The Monday Group carries out conservation work, cleaning, sorting, maintenance, and reconstruction for display. Others come at other times to catalogue, archive and record.

Some of our members organise learning resources for schools and host visits, giving talks to children and adult groups; others carry out genealogy research and record local history with publication as the result. Many take part in talks and walks in the dale, and there are those who are stewards, giving up their own time to open Nidderdale Museum for the benefit of the general public.

Annual Membership of the Society is only £10 per person (2022) and allows members free entry to the Museum for a year, as well as offering the other benefits noted above. A range of membership categories and payment methods is being discussed.
For now, if you would like to join the Society, please download the  Membership Form 2022 , complete it and send by post or e-mail ( to the Museum.  You can include a cheque made out to Nidderdale Museum Society CIO  or click on the link below to pay on-line.  If paying on-line, please use the MemberDonate option, and add a message including your name.

Click here to pay your membership fee or to make your donation, which can also be gift-aided, to help us even more