Dent Village Museum and Heritage Centre, Dent

4.2
#4 of 10 in Things to do in Yorkshire Dales National Park
At the Dent Heritage Centre & Museum visitors will find a wealth of information on the working lives and social customs of the Dales folk who inhabited this beautiful area in times past.

The centre itself has been designed and built entirely by local labour, being beautifully converted and extended on the site of an existing structure which once served as the filling-station for Dent town, and contains the museum, coffee shop with free wifi, and local cottage crafts for sale.

Most of the exhibits are of genuine Dales' provenance, a large number of them being taken from the collection of Jim and Margaret Taylor of High Laning Farm, the centre’s founders, who have spent many years rescuing and refurbishing many of the traditional artefacts on display.
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  • Dropped in for a non alcoholic lunch. It has limited eating spaces and a small choice of food, but warmly welcomed and quality was good.  more »
  • We popped in here briefly on our way through to get a touch of nostalgia. Our daughter was particularly interested in the little area of old toilets on display  more »
  • A very interesting museum and lovely tea room. At only £3 this is a great museum to give people a real sense of Dales life 100 - 150 years ago. I would recommend to walkers, people who love history an...  more »
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  • Well what a find. Whole crowd of us relived memories of our childhood and identified kitchen and farming stuff from our youth. Lots of stuff and a delightful girl to explain all and take our money. Moderately priced and an enjoyable experience. Thank you
  • Excellent display off artefacts and history of Dent, Dentdale, dales farming family history, plus Dentdale life & household memorabilia through several generations. Small entry fee, but worth every penny. Visitors and locals equally welcome. Teas, coffees and cakes also available. Recommended.
  • Educational!
  • Small but packed with information exhibits. Fascinating but not very child friendly.

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