Reeth, Richmond, North Dales
Details for Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum is set at Reeth in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and makes a great day out for individuals, groups and families. On-site refreshments are available and groups are welcome.
Swaledale Museum is in Richmond in the stunning area of North Yorkshire and you will see what made the villages of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale tick way back in times gone bye and the building which houses the Museum is no spring chicken. The Methodist Day school was built in 1836.
There are many exhibits on display so make sure you have time to walk around this Museum and take in the information which is on offer. Geology has its own section and there is amongst the textile section a coverlet which the experts are at odds on to date this splendid article.
The local quack was Dr Spiers and he brought many a young baby into the world, although not all have fond memories of him, his mode of transport was his trusty steed which would take him to the remote and outlying areas and many of his tools of the trade are on display as well as some of his personnel belongings.
There are items in the Museum that the volunteers who run the Museum are unsure as to what they are, so if there are any boffins out there, you may be able to solve a mystery.
Visit the old kitchen with many of the various accoutrements used in those days and photographs of the local folk from the period all help to take you back into the history of the time.
It is one of the most interesting museums, so make sure you do not miss out on finding out about life in the Dales many moons ago.
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