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Swaledale Museum

The Green, Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6TX, England
+44 1748 884118
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Fascinating insight into local history

We visited on a mid-week morning as part of a project that my daughter is doing at University. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fly_Tyer_99
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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Great Place to Visit

Spent a most enjoyable morning in this delightful museum. If you are visiting Reeth it's well... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pat P
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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“local history” (6 reviews)
“lead mining” (4 reviews)
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The Green, Reeth, Yorkshire Dales National Park DL11 6TX, England
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+44 1748 884118
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a mid-week morning as part of a project that my daughter is doing at University. The museum is hidden away but well signposted. Exhibits are available for viewing on two floors and mainly portray the area's lead mining history. If you want...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a most enjoyable morning in this delightful museum. If you are visiting Reeth it's well worth a visit.

1  Thank Pat P
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Tucked away but well signed. Wonderful collection of items and information about bygone days in this wonderful village and surrounding area. Friendly informative staff. well worth a visit.

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Helen B, Curator at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We are quite difficult to find, just off Reeth Green behind the Post Office, so your comments extra specially appreciated in highlighting our presence. Delighted that you found lots to interest you.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Hidden away a little, but signposted. Very interesting for the exhibits and history of the area. Read the copy of the marriage proposal............

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I visited this museum as part of my dales holiday researching my ancestors. The staff were amazingly friendly and informative. the museum itself is very hands on with plenty of artifacts that you can actually touch ! The volunteers who 'man' the museum are very...More

1  Thank Heather B
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Helen B, Owner at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for this review. We are a little hidden away off Reeth Green so your comments will persuade people to find us. Thank you so much for adding to our collection too, very exciting! Come and see our new displays next year...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

THIS MUSEUM IS A GEM, a little tricky to find but not a problem once you get out of your car! We visited 7 August when the museum was in the custody of Janet, a really helpful volunteer who was knowledgeable and most caring that...More

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Helen B, Owner at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you so much for this wonderfully encouraging and enthusiastic review. I have made sure Janet has seen it, the lady on duty when you came, and she and I are very chuffed. We really appreciate the time and thought taken to write the review....More

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

this was a well presented if small, take on local culture and life around reeth particular lead mining and sheep as I recall.

Thank CharlesGraham79
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Helen B, Manager at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for your review, we like to think we pack a lot into a relatively small place - once the day school for Reeth - moving from geological foundations to the decline of the chert quarrying in the 1910s. Thanks for visiting us.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Very interesting local museum with something for everyone. It has information about the local area including lead ming and tools of the trade. Local artefacts are also on display. You can also get tea and coffee and cake.

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Helen B, Manager at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

We really appreciate you taking time to write the review. We are tucked away off Reeth green, so hugely value trip advisor responses to help us reach more people.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Very well laid out and user friendly. You can even play a 100 year old harmonium if you wish. Very hands on and informative about the area's history of lead mining which is more interesting than I could have ever imagined. There is displayed for...More

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Helen B, Manager at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2017

Delighted that you found things of interest in our Museum, we really appreciate you taking the time to write the review and hope it inspires more people to visit us. Thank you!

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Reviewed 18 July 2017

If you like looking at tools and reading a information boards then this is for you. We spent all of five minutes in here. I felt like I was in a small antiques shop , not what I expected.More

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Helen B, Manager at Swaledale Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

So sorry you were disappointed, if you take a look at our visitors book it is full of comments from very happy and delighted visitors (from all over the world!) who feel that the Museum which covers local geology, the prehistoric landscape, the rise and...More

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