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Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly

Victoria Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9HS, England
+44 1729 822361
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a fabulous unexpected building with a special room for rail enthusiats

We came across the museum just by wandering around the town which is sometimes the best way find... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andy R
Wise not to miss the Folly

A fascinating building, with a classy cafe attached: interesting to wander round to find out all... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
mikkjel_dag
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Settle, United Kingdom
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The Folly is an impressive seventeenth century building which houses the Museum of North Craven Life with exhibitions on local history and geology and a range of seasonal exhibitions. Open from April to October Description The museum is open until Sunday 29th October 2017
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  • Terrible3%
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Victoria Street, Yorkshire Dales National Park, Settle BD24 9HS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the museum just by wandering around the town which is sometimes the best way find the interesting. Its not your traditional museum, it focuses on local history. We visited when there was an exhibition about local farming, but were told the main...More

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Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post a review.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A fascinating building, with a classy cafe attached: interesting to wander round to find out all about North Craven life, particularly the geology and agriculture of the area. Then when you have satisfied your intellectual curiosity, you can visit the excellent cafe and have a...More

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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

The museum Cafe cakes are Amazing. The museum is great but make sure you leave enough time to have a cake too.

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

Yes, first of all, there's the structure itself, which is so wonderfully over-the-top in style that it's hard not to be taken with it. If you want to discover more about the building, you'll find helpful information within its walls. ... and secondly, there's the...More

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This museum is housed in a very interesting building: as interesting as the museum itself we thought. Two friendly and helpful staff members greeted us as we entered and explained what was what. A clever display of hand knitted, local (Settle) buildings was hung beside...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is in a Grade 1 listed building, built centuries ago as a residence but which over the years had declined into various uses. It has been lovingly restored by local volunteers who formed a charity. Quite often following restoration the problem is then...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Lovely restored historic building in the centre of Skipton. Delicious looking homemade cakes in the very comfortable cafe. Very friendly helpful staff.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Two adults one nana and two children thoroughly entertained here. Coffee, cake, and hot choc in the cafe all very nice indeed and good value for money then through to the Museum and exhibition. £2.70 for an adult, kids were free. Money well spent highly...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Even if you decide not to go round the museum; or if you choose not to sample the delights of the coffee shop, you really should make a point of at least looking at this unusual and rather lovely building. I mean, just the door...More

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Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

It is a lovely building and we are very proud to have this Grade 1 listed property in Settle. Glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to post a review.

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is an enchanting museum in the heart of Settle. It's located in The Folly, a building with a fascinating history of its own, and the rooms are full of local treasures. The highlights for me were the descriptions of rural life and the exhibition,...More

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Christine B, Customer Relations at Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed your visit and we'll pass your lovely comments on to our volunteers and the Coffee House staff.

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Geoff D
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You can find out all you need to plan your visit on the museums web site. There are opening times and location information on the visit and opening pages. The museum will open for the season on the 31st March 2015.
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