An extraordinary historic house and museum in Settle, nestled in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Built in 1679, The Folly is one of the Yorkshire Dales’ only Grade I listed buildings. It started life as a gentleman’s residence, but The Folly has also been a farm, a lodging house, a holiday let and even a fish and chip shop.

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The Folly is home to the Museum of North Craven Life

Discover the stories of Settle and its surroundings and check out our changing exhibitions featuring art, history and everything in between!

Bringing younger visitors? Follow our museum mouse trail for fun activities and stories about the house.

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Walter Morrison Festival
21 May-23 Dec 2021

Exhibitions, Talks, Walks and Guided Tours

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What’s on

All what's on

  • A woman in blue reaches the England flag on a fell race

    Run The Dales

    Tue, 18 May 2021 - Fri, 25 June 2021

    Fell running is the original sport of the Yorkshire Dales. Showcasing the breath-taking and creative imagery of Stephen Garnett, this...

  • Lecture: Walter Morrison: A Man of Many Parts

    Fri, 21 May 2021

    This is the story of the Grand Old Man of Craven as he was affectionately known. A politician, local landowner,...

  • Giggleswick School and Walter Morrison

    Sat, 22 May 2021 - Thu, 30 September 2021

    The stunning Giggleswick School Chapel is one of Morrison’s most generous gifts to Craven. Find out about Morrison’s time as...

Visit us in Settle

Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY

The Museum is open:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11am to 4pm
Sunday 11am to 3:30pm

The Folly Coffee House is open
Monday-Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 10:30am – 3:30pm

Plan your visit

THE FOLLY Victoria Street Settle North Yorkshire BD24 9EY