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Yorkshire Dales Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Yorkshire Dales...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Yorkshire Dales Museums and Galleries

75 Allhallowgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LE
You are invited to walk in the steps of the Victorian pauper.

The grim workhouse atmosphere has been carefully maintained to give a sense of life in a Victorian Workhouse.

See the cells where unfortunates were locked in at night and original kitchen garden tended by inmates.

Please visit our dedicated website for opening times and further information.
Tel: 01765 690799See our website

blank tabCOURTHOUSE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Minster Road, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS
The Georgian Courthouse museum remains virtually unchanged since it was built in 1830.

Stand in the dock to hear your fate or sit at the magistrate's bench to deliver the verdict.

Displays tell the story of the courthouse and the people who have passed through.

Please visit our dedicated website for opening times and further information.
Tel: 01765 690799See our website

blank tabPRISON AND POLICE MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
St Marygate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1LX
The museum building served as a prison from 1686 to 1879, then as a police station until 1959.

Inside, sit in a prison cell, hear the door slam shut and imagine the harsh conditions of Victorian prison regimes.

See displays and collections illustrating history of policing in Yorkshire.

Please visit our dedicated website for opening times and further information.
Tel: 01765 690799See our website

blank tabGREEN HOWARDS MUSEUMMuseums & Galleries
Trinity Church Square, Richmond, Yorkshire, DL10 4QN
Winner of the Bronze White Rose award...

...the history of Green Howards regiment spanning three centuries of travel, campaigning and war.

Come to the museum to see and experience our Exhibition, interactive displays, lectures, museum shop, family history research centre, object handling area, educational facilities and demonstration.
Tel: 01748 826561
E-mail: museum@greenhowards.org.uk
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Royal Pump Room Museum

Crown Place, Harrogate, HG1 2RY
Tel: 01423 556188

In its heyday Royal Pump Room was the place at the centre of 'taking the cure'. Today a museum, it recalls the elegance of a bygone era and tells the story of Harrogate's fame as England's only truly European spa. Some of the famous Spa treatments are on show.

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Knaresborough Castle and Courthouse Museum

Castle Yard, Knaresborough, HG5 2AS
Tel: 01423 556188

Once a stronghold of Medieval Kings, the Castle, now in ruins, still towers above the River Nidd. The Castle's oldest surviving building houses the Courthouse Museum with many displays of town's history. 80-foot long tunnel, the sallyport, and the dungeon are other points to visit.

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Nidderdale Museum

King Street, Pateley Bridge
Tel: 01423 711225     Web: www.nidderdalemuseum.com

A fascinating collection of exhibits displayed in the original Victorian workhouse, illustrating the life and history of Dalesfolk. Displays include Cobbler's Shop, General Store, Victorian Parlour and others on agriculture, transport and industries.

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Thorpe Prebend House Heritage Centre

High Saint Agnesgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1EJ

Enjoy this beautifully restored 16th century house and Jacobean garden. At the touch of a button discover the history of Ripon and its famous people. Admission charge.

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Mercer Art Gallery

Swan Road, Harrogate, HG1 2SA
Tel: 01423 556188    Fax: 01423 556130
E-mail: lg23@harrogate.gov.uk     Web: www.harrogate.gov.uk/museums

One of Harrogate's earliest spa buildings built as a promenade room in 1804, now converted to an art gallery. Exhibitions feature the Harrogate permanent collections plus a programme of temporary exhibitions.

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Yorko Gallery

4 Westmoreland Street, Harrogate, HG1 5AT
Tel: 01423 530330      E-mail: info@yorkogallery.com
Web: www.yorkogallery.com

Yorko Gallery offers a regularly changing selection of original contemporary art from Britain and abroad as well as a range of visual arts workshops and courses.

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the gallery - Hornseys

3 Kirkgate, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1PA
Tel: 01765 602878     E-mail: thegallery@hornseys.com
Web: www.hornseys.com

Specialising in high quality Fine Art from the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Artworks include lithographs, engravings, etchings, pochoirs, photography, prints, ceramics and sculptures. The wide ranging stock we keep also covers sporting art, architectural and decorative art engravings, chromolithographs, botanical prints, and topographical and travel related works.

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The Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly

North Craven Building Preservation Trust, 6 Chapel St, Settle, North Yorks, BD24 9HS
Tel: 01524 251388 / 01729 822361     E-mail: folly@ncbpt.org.uk    
Web: www.ncbpt.org.uk

The history of The Folly and  the story of North Craven told through its landscape and people.

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