Dales Countryside Museum

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Buildings and museum train

The Dales Countryside Museum is a local museum for the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Northern England. Run by the National Park Authority, it is located beside the disused Hawes railway station in the small town of Hawes at the head of Wensleydale.[1] The museum's outdoor display includes a real steam train and carriages on the track bed of the former Wensleydale Railway.

The railway station remains in its original site, now part of Museum building. Since 2015, part of the redundant station has been rented to a business operating a bike shop and later, also a cafe.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Dales Countryside Museum". Art Fund. Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  2. ^ "New business opens in Dales Countryside Museum". Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ "New cafe opens in Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes". The Bolton News. Retrieved 16 July 2018.

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Coordinates: 54°18′17″N 2°11′32″W / 54.3046°N 2.1923°W / 54.3046; -2.1923