Swaledale Museum

The Museum specialises in collecting objects and archives from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.

The main focus is on lead mining and the culture and community this industry created, from geological specimens, prehistoric finds, and tools connected with lead mining, to local farming and crafts. Our photowall conveys an idea of the wealth and diversity of material in the Collection, from rocks and fossils laid down over 270 million years ago to a hand-made toy train from the 1950s.

The Swaledale Museum Collection is now the responsibility of Keld Resource Centre. Please contact Helen Guy, the Curator of Keld Resource Centre,


if you have any enquiries.