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 2017 (11th April until 29th October)

  • Tuesdays (Market Day) 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1.30pm to 4.30pm
  • Our Exhibitions and Displays for 2017

  • Back in Settle 11th April to 24th September
  • Pastimes in Past Times 11th April to 24th September
  • Settle Captured in Wool 11th April to 24th September
  • The End of an Era: 200 years of Zion Chapel, 11th April to 2nd July
  • 1917: Mud and Misery July 4th to 29th of October
  • Tom Twistleton 100 26th September to 29th October
  • click here for information on the 2017 exhibitions: 2017 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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