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Nidderdale Museum

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Address: King Street, Pateley Bridge HG3 5LE, England
Phone Number:
+44 1423 711225
13:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 13:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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An Unexpected Treasure

I have family history in the area so was hoping for some photos of Pateley Bridge in the 1920s. We certainly found those and so much more! It really is a gem of a museum (and so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lucy K
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have family history in the area so was hoping for some photos of Pateley Bridge in the 1920s. We certainly found those and so much more! It really is a gem of a museum (and so much bigger than you'd think). There is a wealth of information and interesting displays giving a real flavour of what life has been... More 

Thank Lucy K
Barton-under-Needwood, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This fascinating museum in the small town of Pateley Bridge is a real hidden gem. A huge collection of everyday objects from the local area, donated by local people have been displayed in different areas of interest, showing all aspects of work in the locality e.g. a shop, the blacksmith, a hospital room, cobbler, farming equipment, plus displays of clothing,... More 

Thank Lynn H
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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582 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

I am sat in the very small carpark outside the museum and it is SHUT even though the website says it is open. It is only open on Saturdays and Sundays 13.30 to 16.30 but you are not told until you get to the door. Parking spaces are not in abundance. The website and signage in the town need brought... More 

1 Thank warboys
Haydock, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

This museum is far more interesting than many larger funded ones. It is really well set out with an enormous variety of displays. It is incredible how they have packed so much into a relatively small space. Each display has been well thought out and full of interesting objects, costumes etc. It is a must see place if in the... More 

1 Thank bobthomson2
Kendal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This museum was recommended by the landlord of The Grantley Arms where we had called for morning coffee. It isn't very well sign posted and we had to ask for directions. What a fantastic place this is. So much to see and really well arranged. The volunteer staff are very enthusiastic and helpful. Especially liked the 1950's clothing and fabrics... More 

Thank kay p
Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This volunteer-run museum is really fantastic. It really fulfils its objective of representing many varied aspects of life in the local area over many many years. There are displays to appeal to all age groups ...... something for everyone

1 Thank lindy316
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is an amazing museum, you don't need to be rich to go either. It's very well laid out, very interesting, and everyone who goes will enjoy it, a must see.

Thank Linda M
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We visited Nidderdale Museum on our first day visiting Pateley Bridge. The museum is staffed by local volunteer's who clearly know and are very proud of their local area. And rightly so! I grew up in Yorkshire so there were many 'ahhh, I remember that / those moments' :). It was a lovely trip down memory lane. We have visited... More 

1 Thank Auslas
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Well worth a visit,a fantastic journey through a myriad wonderful displays. Excellent, friendly and informative staff.

Thank hocloco
townies leeds
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93 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

I like museums anyway because I am a nostalgia fan. Great place looking back at how life was with various tradesmen scenes, clothes displays, shops etc. Very well kept, minimal charge to get in and friendly staff. Takes about an hour. Great for children and rainy days.

Thank TowniesLeedsLulu

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