Sheep racing at Malham Show Copyright Stephen Garnett

Events at the Dales Countryside Museum

A year round programme of events at the Dales Countryside Museum that celebrate the fascinating story of the Yorkshire Dales and the people who have lived and worked here and shaped the landscape for thousands of years.

With loads of fun and interesting things for visitors of all ages to see and do, the Museum offers the chance to discover what is so unique about the Yorkshire Dales and make your visit to the area really special.

Come and watch a drystone walling demonstration, or bring the family along to one of our hands on sessions. We also host events as part of the annual Dark Skies Festival in February, and the Cheese Festival in September.

That's not all!

Knitting through the Ages

April 18, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Join Dales knitting expert Kate Trusson for a demonstration of traditional knitting with four needles and knitting sticks, using traditional […]


Hay Meadow Cupcakes

May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020

Come and decorate a hay meadow themed cupcake. This is free when presenting a Firebox café receipt otherwise £1 per […]


Patchwork Demonstration

July 22, 2020 - July 22, 2020

Join our volunteers in the textile gallery for a demonstration of patchwork techniques. Find out how to make simple felt […]