Skipton Town Hall is the Cultural Hub for the southern Yorkshire Dales. The venue has recently reopened after a major redevelopment project, this beautiful Victorian Grade II listed building sits at the heart of the friendly and vibrant market town.
The Town Hall is home to Craven Museum, an Exhibition Gallery and Skipton Visitor Centre. A full programme of performances and events are offered, making good use of the stunning Concert Hall. You will also find a modern gift shop which offers a carefully curated collection of locally produced crafts, books, homeware and souvenirs.
At Craven Museum you can connect with local characters and landscapes from the past. Some of the star objects on display include a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio, a Roman Amethyst Intaglio and the Iron-Age Flasby Sword. The museum is fully accessible and family friendly.
The Skipton Town Hall programme includes music, theatre, dance and film as well as heritage events, workshops and creative activities for individuals and families to enjoy. Full listings are available on the website so you can plan for your visit. A Theatre Bar is available during events and performance for drinks and snacks.
The Gallery shows a changing programme of exhibitions from local and national artists and crafts people, as well as showcasing objects and art from the Museum collection. Look out for opportunities to get hands on with workshops and interactive elements to the shows.
The friendly Visitor Centre staff can help you to make the most of your time in the local area. Find information on local attractions, events, outdoor activities and places of cultural and historical interest.
The Town Hall offers many opportunities for learning. Boasting a brand-new Education Room, Craven Museum is a great destination for School Trips. Educational tours and workshops can be arranged to suit your needs. Museum Store and research visits can also be arranged.