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Craven Museum
The Town Hall
High Street
Skipton
North Yorkshire

BD23 1AH
Contact
Telephone: 01756 706 407
Fax: 01756 706 412
Email: museum@cravendc.gov.uk

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Overview of collections

The Museum has a small but rich collection of material from the Craven district.including archaeology, fine and decorative art, costume, geology, industrial, natural and social history with particular strengths in archaeology, geology and social history.
The district of Craven covers the Yorkshire dales of Airedale, Langstrothdale, Littondale, Malhamdale, Nidderdale, Ribblesdale and Wharfedale and includes the towns of Grassington, Ingleton, Settle and Skipton.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Housed on the first floor of the Town Hall in the main street this museum of Craven life has rich collections especially the local geology and archaeology with intersting displays from the social history of the Dales.
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology Collection (Craven Museum)
Important collections especially the prehistoric material from Elbolton Cave near Thorpe. Also foreign antiquities in...
Biology Collection (Craven Museum)
A small number of mounted birds, fish and mammals. There are also cabinets of birds eggs, butterflies, moths and shel...
Costume & Textile Collection (Craven Museum)
A small collection of about 500 items mainly women's and infant's formal wear.
Decorative & applied Art Collection (Craven Museum)
Modest collection of 19th century ceramics including lustre ware pttery. There are 16 pieces of furniture, samplers a...
Ethnography Collection (Craven Museum)
Small collection of about 100 items manil collected by Welbury Holgate.
Fine Art Collection (Craven Museum)
landscapes, prints and portraits of local people including 2 oils by Reginald Brundit who lived locally at Grassingto...
Geology Collection (Craven Museum)
Fairly large collections of rocks, minerals and fossils with the Tiddeman colection of Knoll Reef fossils of internat...
Social History Collection (Craven Museum)
There are collections of maps. plans, documents nad photographs and a large collection of ephemera in particular bill...

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