The Museum of North Craven Life holds approximately 16,000 items which have been collected since 1976. We hold an unusually wide range of materials from objects to artwork, photographs to maps, archives, films, sound recordings and printed materials. The Museum is Accredited by Arts Council England.

Collections Development

The primary aim of the Museum’s acquisition strategy is to collect a range of materials that promote a clear understanding of North Craven and its heritage by local people and visitors alike. Our collecting is thematic and our focus is on local history and all aspects of the life of the North Craven community, rather than being a collection of ‘bygones’ or a folk museum.

Our collections are available for study and research by appointment. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a visit or have a research enquiry.

If you would like to discuss donating an object or collection to the museum, please contact our Honorary Curator for an appointment. Please note that we cannot accept donations without the Curator’s agreement and prior approval by the Museum’s governing body.