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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

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

 Current 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

Future Exhibitions

two people looking at an exhibition

 Future Exhibition

Kitty North

8 November – 24 December 2021

Kitty North’s solo exhibition will showcase much of her new work made during lockdown in 2020 and 2021. Her exuberant landscapes celebrate Craven in all its moods.

Past Exhibitions

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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