Museum in Reeth

Neear Richmond, North Yorkshire

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Reviewed by:
Paul H

Category: Arts Date: 27/05/2014 Location: Swaledale Museum, The Green, Reeth, Richmond, N-Yorks, DL11 6TX Tags: Reeth, things to do, Richmond

Museum in Reeth

Looking for things to do in Reeth near Richmond, North Yorkshire? We visited this cute museum yesterday just off the Green in Reeth village. A really lovely hands-on museum in the old school house. You have to ring the school bell to get it.

The lady who showed us around was a delight and made us all feel very welcome. There are lots of local articles to look at and you are allowed to touch and try on. My boy wore a doctors top hat, as did I. We learned about the history and the people of Reeth in an airy friendy old school house.

It's only £3 per adult and free for kids under 12. A lovely way to spend an hour or two and your supporting the local community. They sell tea and coffee too.

Here is an 'about us' from the The Swaledale Museum website:

The Swaledale Museum is an independent Museum run by volunteers with the aims of collecting, displaying and making publicly accessible the local heritage of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
Housed in the Methodist Day School built in 1836 the lively displays and hands-on exhibits explain the development of the area from its geological foundations, via early human occupation in the Iron Age, to the growth and decline of lead mining between the 1650s and1950s. You can learn how the stone walls were built, how local crafts flourished, and how people lived.
The Museum is set amidst spectacular scenery in the centre of the busy village of Reeth, the gateway to the most northern Dales. With beautiful walks, good eating and plenty to do, you can even stay with us in our Museum Cottage, an historic building fully modernised, for self-catering weekends, part and whole weeks and longer. 

FUNNY COMMENT: Top hat was too small for my head.

FINAL WORD: Make sure you do visit.

Reviewer would recommend Museum in Reeth

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