Museums in the Craven area

Find out about museums in the Craven area, including Craven Museum and Gallery, The Folly Museum and Grassington Folk Museum.

Craven Museum and Gallery

Connect with local characters and landscapes from the past in our family friendly, accessible museum. We care for a treasure trove of around 60,000 objects representing millions of years of Craven history. Whether you like rocks or rare books, photographs or furniture, art or taxidermy – you’ll find it here.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am till 4.30pm

Find out more about Craven Museum and Gallery.

Craven Gallery

Our gallery shows a changing programme of exhibitions from local and national artists and crafts people. We showcase community projects and our museum collection. There are lots of opportunities to get hands on with workshops and interactive elements of our shows.

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am till 4.30pm

Find out more about Craven Gallery.

The Folly Museum

Discover the stories of Settle and its surroundings and check out our changing exhibitions featuring art, history and everything in between!

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11:00am to 4pm

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Grassington Folk Museum

We have reminders of yesteryear… exhibits of lead mining, minerals, craft tools, lathes, Dales farming, period costumes, domestic accoutrements, World War II memorabilia, folklore and the days of the Yorkshire Dales Railway recalled.

The Museum is now closed and will reopen for the main season on Saturday, 25 March 2023 from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 2.00pm until 4.30pm (subject to volunteers). The museum open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Find out more about Grassington Folk Museum