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

Plan Your Visit

Normal Opening Hours

Admission Fees & Opening Times

Apr 1st (or Good Friday if earlier) to Oct 31st
Tuesday to Sunday
Bank Holiday Mondays over Summer
Nov 1st to Easter
Sat & Sun

We operate a small admission charge of £5 for adults.
Carers and accompanied children can visit Nidderdale Museum free of charge.

We regret that unaccompanied children are not allowed in the Museum,
as our stewards do not have the necessary safeguarding checks.

On Saturday 16th September, the Museum will be open from 10.30a.m. to 4.30p.m. 
and visits will be free of charge for everyone, to celebrate National Heritage Day.

Sunday 24th September is the day of the Nidderdale Show and the Museum will be closed, 
though we will have a display in the Heritage Marquee at the Show.

Over winter, the Museum is open 1.30-4.30p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only from November to end of March.
However, if you are travelling far it will be wise to check opening hours. 
It can happen that volunteers need to drop out at the last minute or the weather is bad!

Souvenir Shop

Souvenirs and gifts are available in the Museum shop. We also sell local history books and publications.

Facilities and Accessibility

Nidderdale Museum is located on the first floor of the historic Old Workhouse building. A stairlift is available for use by visitors. The Museum has toilets available, including an accessible toilet. Please feel free to get in touch with the Museum prior to your visit to discuss your accessibility requirements.

How To Find Us

Nidderdale Museum is located in Pateley Bridge, which is on the B6265, approximately 20 minutes from Ripon, just 30 minutes drive from Harrogate or Skipton, and one hour from Leeds, York or Bradford.

There is a regular bus service to Pateley Bridge from Harrogate bus station (No. 24) More information about local bus services and timetables are available from the Harrogate & District transport website.

If you are travelling to the museum by car, there is some parking available directly outside the museum, including a designated accessible parking bay. Further parking is available in Pateley Bridge town centre.

Please see the map below.