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 children? Explore the museum together with our Fun at the Folly family trail.

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What’s on

All what's on

  • Painting of a bird's eye view of Settle

    Craven Arts Takeover

    Sat, 2 July 2022 - Sat, 8 October 2022

    Brilliant local arts collective Craven Arts take over The Folly in this exhibition inspired by our past, present and future....

  • Black and white photo of three women

    Graveyard Trails with Sarah Lister for 2022

    Mon, 25 July 2022 - Mon, 29 August 2022

    Join us for a light-hearted celebration of the lives of our ancestors, suitable for the whole family.  Settle Church trails...

  • Black and white posed photograph of a group of men with their digging shovels

    Mischief in the Navvy Hut with Sarah Lister

    Wed, 3 August 2022 - Wed, 31 August 2022

    The graveyard project is running ‘Mischief in the Navvy Hut’ at Batty Green at Ribblehead.  It’s an engaging, atmospheric and light-hearted...

Visit us in Settle

Victoria Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9EY

The Museum is open:
Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00am to 4:00pm

The Folly Coffee House is open:
Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm

Plan your visit

THE FOLLY Victoria Street Settle North Yorkshire BD24 9EY