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Something for everyone at Dales Countryside Museum

Hawes, 15 February 2013

The Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes this week launches its events programme for 2013 and there is something for everyone.

The first exhibition at the Museum, which is owned by the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA), is showcasing the top 20 photos selected from the hundreds entered into the Authority’s ‘Your Yorkshire Dales: a snapshot’ competition.

The exhibition runs to February 27 but the photos will still be on display in the building until the end of September.

The competition was launched last year to accompany the development of the new Management Plan. The aim was to find out what people thought were the most important qualities of the National Park and they were invited to back up their visual entry with a brief written summary of their thoughts on what the area should offer for residents and visitors alike in years to come.

Museum Manager Fiona Rosher said: “We have a large selection of events planned for the year – old favourites and new additions too.

“There will be chances for people to try their hand at a range of different arts and crafts and there will be plenty of activities that we hope will bring to life the amazing cultural heritage of the National Park.”

Ian McPherson, the YDNPA’s Member Champion for Promoting Understanding, said: “The Museum contains a treasure trove of items and information about this fantastic National Park and gives visitors a chance to learn more about what makes it such a special place.”

The Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm and all the exhibitions are free and events are included in the Museum entry price (£4 adults, £3.50 con, free for under-16s) unless otherwise stated.


Events for February and March are:

Wednesday 20 February
Recipes with Rhubarb
10:00 -15:00
Come along to the museum kitchen and taste recipes made with Yorkshire rhubarb. Part of the museum’s Local Food Project.

Monday to Sunday 4 to10 March
Climate change trail
10.00 – 17.00
Follow a climate change fact trail round the Dales Countryside Museum to coincide with national Climate Change Week.

Tuesday 5 March
 ‘Bubble & Squeak for Climate Change Week’
10.30am – 15.00
Join Museum Project Officer Jane Sammells in a drop in and taste session when she will talk about using up leftovers, the museum vegetable garden and how easy it can be just to grow a few of your own vegetables.

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 6 to 8 March
Quilt time
13.00 – 16.00
Drop in and help create a quilt to be raffled in aid of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum. No sewing experience needed – just enthusiasm and a taste for tea and biscuits.

Sunday 10 March
Mum’s the word!
10:00 -17:00
Make something crafty for Mother’s Day. Mum’s visit the museum free today!

Wednesday 13 March
Tea, cakes and recipes
14:30 -16:30
Bring along your favourite cake to share, have a cup of tea and swop a few recipes. Part of the Local Food Project.
Free event.

Friday 15 March
Victorian Keld
19:30
A talk by Duncan Blythell as part of the Friends of the Dales Countryside Museum lecture programme. £2.

Wednesday 20 March
Tea cakes and recipes in the
evening
18:30 - 20:30
Bring along your favourite cake to share, have a cup of tea and swop a few  recipes. Part of the Local Food Project.
Free event.

Sunday 31 March
Mini Meadow Magic
14:00 -16:00
Help make a wildflower meadow collage at our family workshop and sow your own mini meadow. Bring a plant pot. A Flowers of the Dales Festival event.



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