Welcome to the blog Stories and Treasures from Craven Museum!

This blog is documenting the three years of the project Stories and Treasures of Street and Dale  – read on to discover behind the scenes of the Museum, its three year redevelopment journey, and discover just how you pack up a Museum and over 60,000 objects!

Founded in 1928 by local collectors and enthusiasts, Craven Museum has over 60,000 objects, spanning geology, archaeology, natural history, and social history of work and home life. Celebrating the story of the Craven Dales, the eclectic and varied collection is located in the historic Skipton Town Hall, High Street Skipton and is managed by Craven District Council.

During the three years of the project, we will create new displays, activities and events that will excite and inspire, working with partners across Craven to engage and reach out to as many people as possible. The Museum itself will be redeveloped, increasing the accessibility of the Museum and the collection, as well as create new and innovative displays to tell the stories and showcase the treasures of the Craven Dales.

This blog will give readers a glimpse behind the scenes of the Museum and the redevelopment itself, with members of the Museum team, architects and Museum Designers all giving an insight to the work that they will be doing.

Stories and Treasures of Street and Dale is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible by generous National Lottery Players!