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August 5, 2020

Craven Museum Rural Roadshow – Skipton

Skipton Library, High Street
Skipton, BD23 1JX

Get closer to the Museum’s collection with a free handling session. Join our knowledgeable volunteers and staff at Skipton Library on the 5th of August.

Craven Museum will be continuing their adventure across Craven with the latest Rural Roadshow event. While Craven Museum is closed for its exciting National Lottery Heritage Funded redevelopment, the Museum team are going out on the road once again showcasing a fascinating collection.

Enjoy an opportunity to hold a selection of objects relating to Craven’s past and present. There will also be a chance to find out more information about Craven Museum’s redevelopment and how you can get involved. Craven Museum would love people to bring their own treasures too and your object could be featured in an online digital Museum of people’s objects to celebrate the rich heritage of Craven.

Many of the objects brought in, and photographs of the artifacts, will be added to the new online ‘People’s Museum’, which can be seen on the Project’s blog at www.storiesandtreasures.wordpress.com/peoples-museum/

Free drop-in session, in partnership with North Yorkshire County Council Library Service

‘Stories and Treasures of Street and Dale’ is a National Lottery Heritage Funded Project to redevelop Craven Museum. During the three year project, events and activities created will excite and inspire, and the redevelopment will increase accessibility of the Museum and the collection, as well as create new and innovative displays to tell the stories and showcase the treasures of the Craven Dales.

Craven Museum and Gallery has been collecting since 1928 and today has around 60,000 objects ranging from natural history to public archives.

Some of the objects on show at our Roadshow came from the geology collection. Join our staff and volunteers to get hands-on with these beautiful shells, fossils and minerals, some formed over millions of years.

Explore objects from the museum’s social history collection, relating to home life, working life and childhood.