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

Our opening hours for 2018

8th March until 22nd December Daily 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Our Exhibitions and Displays for 2018

  • Farms,Flags,Forges 1 March to 24 June
  • Challenge and Change 1 March to 29 April
  • Voices from the Land 1 May to 8 July
  • 1918:The Long Last Mile 26 June to 22 December
  • Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales 10 July 22 December
  • click here for information on the 2018 exhibitions: 2018 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 Folly, Victoria Street, Settle, BD24 9EY

     


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