Gallery of Rural Life


Find out how the geology of North Craven and the Ingleborough Dales has influenced every aspect of the area’s farming, transport and industrial history from the earliest times to the end of the nineteenth century.

Illustrated with detailed models of transport by pack-horse and an example of a temporary cabin of the sort used by the navvies on the Settle-Carlisle railway, this gallery looks at the wide range of local occupations, building styles and traditional ways of life in the western Dales.