Situated in Skipton Town Hall is the Craven Museum & Gallery, the Tourist Information Centre and the Concert Hall:
The Craven Museum & Gallery: http://www.cravenmuseum.org/
Run by Craven District Council and located in Skipton Town Hall, Craven Museum & Gallery has impressive displays of social history, archaeology, costume and art. The exhibition gallery on the ground floor shows a changing programme of exhibitions related to heritage and the arts.
Visitors can discover more about the area’s past by exploring the small but varied collections on display. Entrance to the Museum & Gallery is free and there are dozens of activities for children, such as dressing up as cave people and Victorian servants, digging in our archaeology pit, grinding corn into flour on our quern and quizzes, puzzles and colouring.
The museum is also the home of the Skipton Shakespeare First Folio- one of only four First Folios on permanent display in the world.
Skipton Tourist Information Centre: 01756 792809
Skipton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, renowned for it's Medieval Castle, colourful market and narrow boat cruises along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Thriving shops, pubs and restaurants and cafes add to Skipton’s appeal. For further information and help from our experts on the local area visit the Tourist Information Centre, located within Skipton Town Hall.
Craven Museum & Gallery’s Gift Shop in the Tourist Information Centre has a wide range of local gifts and souvenirs including postcards, fridge magnets, tea-towels and note cards. We also stock a selection of maps, local history books and DVDs.
Concert Hall & Room Hire:
Skipton Town Hall has five rooms that are available to hire:
The building is fully wheelchair accessible with a large car park located behind directly behind the Town Hall. The High Street Car Park also offers bicycle, motorbike and coach parking. There is free wi-fi access available in all areas and is close to local bus and rail links.
The Concert Hall can hold audiences of up to 300 as well as conferences and exhibitions.
The Concert Hall is the largest space in the Town Hall and is home to our performance programme as well as providing an excellent venue for various events and conferences.
We have an exciting programme of new theatre and special events coming up in 2017, including our regular Tea Dances and Camerata, our orchestra in residence. See https://www.cravendc.gov.uk/skipton-town-hall/whats-on/ for our events listing.
For further details please call 01756 706337 or email CBeer-Magoolagan@cravendc.gov.uk