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The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society

Since 1863

For everyone interested in Yorkshire's past

YAHS & PRS Craven museum visit

  • Posted On: 23 August 2021

MEMBERS ONLY, PLACES MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE - Contact for further information on booking

YAHS and Prehistory Research Section visit to 

Craven Museum, Town Hall, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1AH 

Thursday 9 September 2021 

The Craven Museum re-opened in June 2021 after a National Heritage Lottery funded redevelopment.  The collections include Shakespeare’s First Folio - one of only four on display in the whole world! They cover geology, archaeology, the history of Craven and many other subjects which are now presented in a handsome new gallery­­. The Archaeology of Craven is given pride of place, with artefacts from the palaeolithic period through to the modern era on display.  Artefacts and finds from Elbolton Cave in Wharfedale and Victoria cave are on view, as well as a glimpse of the rich lithics collections and other artefacts of interest. 

YAHS + Prehistory Research Section members 11.30am – 12.45pm: A brief introductory history of the Craven Museum by a member of staff, followed by a self-guided tour of the collections. 
Prehistory Research Section members only: 2.00pm – 3.30pm - a chance to have a hands-on session with a curator looking in more detail at prehistoric artefacts in their collections.
Categories: Pre History