Overview & description

Situated in the picturesque village of Muker, in stunning upper-Swaledale, the Old School Gallery & Craftshop showcases the best regional and British art and crafts.

Our gallery represents the work of some of Yorkshire’s finest artists, offering an ever evolving mix of styles and mediums from artists such as Ian Scott Massie, Sue Dewhurst, Jill Ray, John Sibson, James Wheeler, Peter Bolton, Andrea Hunter and of course Peter Brook, not forgetting the bronzes and ceramics of Stef Ottevenger, fused glass of Kevin Wallhead and the landscape photography of Richard & Janet Burdon and gallery owner Richard Walls.

The craftshop stocks a wide range of local and British produced merchandise including: soft furnishings, pottery, jewellery, felt-work, toys and gifts, metalwork, cards and natural skin care products, from makers such as Interlude Ceramics, George Ormerod, Jules Jules, Andrea Cundell and Maxine Smith.

Our relaxed, self-service café offers delicious cake and coffee, and with its private, walled, garden, offers a place to sit back and soak up the views of Kisdon and the surrounding fells, in the company of sculptures by Michael Kusz.

The gallery, craftshop and café, are uniquely housed in Muker’s 19th century schoolhouse with a history dating back to the 1690’s and attended by the pioneering wildlife photographers Cherry & Richard Kearton whose work inspired Sir David Attenborough …

… and is surrounded by the picturesque villages, stunning fells and magical waterfalls, of upper Swaledale, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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