Swaledale Museum


All lectures will be held in the Swaledale Museum in Reeth DL11 6TX at 7.30 pm (unless indicated below). 
As space is limited to 40 and we anticipate great interest we recommend booking in advance 
by e-mailing helen@swaledalemuseum.org 
or calling 01748 884118 or 07969 823232

Friends of the Museum £4.00. Visitors £5.00. All welcome

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Wednesday 29th May 6.30 pm

Friends of the Museum AGM, all welcome

Low Row Institute Foundation Stone Laying

Wednesday 5th June - First John Squires Memorial Lecture

Shaun Richardson, 'Landscape with Horses: Coal Mining at Tan Hill and Kings Pit Collieries'

Tan Hill Coal Mines

Saturday 15th June - 2.00 - 4.00pm

Les and Sue Knight 'Lichen Drop-In'


Wednesday 19th June

Richard Lamb, 'Not once but twice: The introduction of innovative lead smelting technology into Yorkshire. But where? Marrick of course'.

Saturday 29th June - 3.00pm

'Yorkshire Tea & Tales' with Rhoda Fraser £8.00 per person. Come and join Rhoda in the Museum to hear stories about chapel teas, traditional recipes and how times have changed, while enjoying a fine Dales tea. Limited to 20 includes entry to Museum, talk and tea with cake, biscuits & Wensleydale cheese.

Tea Party

Saturday 13th July

Field Trip with Richard Lamb, all-day outing to Surrender and Old Gang lead smelting mills.

Old Gang Ruins

Wednesday 31st July

David Johnson, 'Lime kilns in Swaledale & Arkengarthdale: the where, the when and the what for?'

Swaledale Lime Kiln

Wednesday 14th August

Marion Moverley & Helen Bainbridge, 'Read All About It No.2: More Historical Newscuttings from the Dales'

Wednesday 28th August

Grand Map, Print and Picture Auction

Maps and Prints

Wednesday 11th September

Will Swales, 'Insights into the study of place-names in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale'

Thwaite, Swaledale

Wednesday 18th September

Tracy Little and Helen Bainbridge, 'How to Date Local Photographs. Some Tactics, Techniques & Tips'


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