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Man with short dark hair and a blue and black checked shirt looking at a framed embroidery picture in the exhibition gallery.

Exhibition Gallery

Open Monday to Saturday, 9.30am till 4.30pm


Our gallery shows a changing programme of exhibitions from local and national artists and crafts people. We showcase community projects and our museum collection. There are lots of opportunities to get hands on with workshops and interactive elements of our shows.

Current Exhibition

Painting of a rural Yorkshire landscape

 Current Exhibition

Kitty North

8 November – 23 December 2021

Kitty North’s solo exhibition ‘A Yorkshire Vision’ showcases works created during the lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. North was entirely absorbed in her art during these times. She was to be found up hill and down dale, sketchbook in hand, documenting the peace and beauty of the natural world and the creatures within it.

Kitty North’s work has been widely exhibited and collected around the world. Recent years have been full of many different projects across the UK, including multi-part works for Salts Mill, Chatsworth House and Bolton Abbey.

Painting of a Yorkshire village in ellow colour with red sun.
a woman with short blonde hair sitting at a table in an art studio
Painting of a rural Yorkshire landscape in snow.

Past Exhibitions

Sculpture with copper rods and image of the moon in the background

 Past Exhibition

Echoes: Material memories of inhabited space

13 September – 30 October 2021

Cononley-based artist Barbara Greene uses contemporary artworks, prints, cyanotypes, artist books and 3D installations to give new insights into our local history.

Barbara explores some of the mix of arts and sciences, events and discoveries, which influenced the growth and development of 400 years of life along the Aire valley. An exhibition for the curious.

Artwork using broken china
Artwork - Cyanotype of leaves
Pink glass tea set

 Past Exhibition


21 June – 2 September 2021

In Celebrate we wanted to explore how individuals across Craven celebrate some of the important things in life – birth, marriage, family get-togethers, festivals and galas.

The exhibition also celebrated the reopening of Skipton Town Hall showcasing ‘before and after’ pictures of Craven Museum, the Concert Hall, Education Room and the Visitor Information Centre – now our Grade II listed building has been revitalised into a cultural hub for Craven!

For this exhibition we received lots of creative input from individuals who worked with Pioneer Projects; through Yesmien Bagh Ali talking to and working with members from the Pakistani, Chinese, Turkish, Syrian, Indian, Swedish and Polish communities in Skipton; and contributions from the Skipton Stitchers embroidery group.

Textile artist Hayley Mills-Styles led a community-based bunting project for us, with the colourful bunting displayed, celebrating Craven’s uniqueness.

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