Museum of North Craven Life at The Folly, Settle Link to The Museum's Facebook page; Facebook logo (opens in new browser window)

The Museum is now closed and will reopen on Tuesday 11th April 2017

click here for information on the 2016 exhibitions: 2016 exhibitions

 

Front of the Folly, Settle showing the 17th century facade (JPG, 60Kb); © Veronica Caperon
Front of the Folly, Settle showing the 17th century facade
© Veronica Caperon

The Folly is a striking and impressive 17th century house close to the centre of Settle in the heart of Yorkshire's Craven Dales. The Folly is Settle's finest building and a Grade 1 listed building of outstanding architectural importance. The Folly was built in 1679 by Richard Preston, a wealthy lawyer. His new house, standing by the old main road into the town, formed the centrepiece of his estate in Settle and was undoubtedly built to make an impact.

Today restored by North Craven Building Preservation Trust the Folly is home to the Museum of North Craven Life and features a permanent exhibition telling the story of North craven's landscape and people; the Settle - Carlisle Railway room and a programme of temporary exhibitions. Click on Exhibitions to find out more.

The Museum of North Craven Life occupies the South and Central ranges of the Folly. The ground floor of the north range has been painstakingly restored and is available as a luxury holiday apartment: see North Range for more information.

The Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, BD24 9EY

 


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