Museum History

Grassington’s first museum was opened by John Crowther, the local Antiquary.

The first Museum of John Crowther

The first Museum of John Crowther

The first museum

The first museum

John Crowther (1858-1930)

John Crowther (1858 - 1930)

The first museum

The first museum

The Official Opening on 1st July 1979 by Robert Crowther (Grandson of the well known historian, John Crowther). Left to Right - Mrs Ivy Kitchener, Mr Robert L. Crowther, Miss Irene Allen and Mr George Younger

The Official Opening on 1st July 1979 by Robert Crowther (Grandson of the well known historian, John Crowther)

Mr Robert L. Crowther with Mr George Younger (Secretary and a Founder Member)

Mr Robert L. Crowther with Mr George Younger (Secretary and a Founder Member)

A great day! 1st July 1979

A great day! 1st July 1979

A good crowd enjoys the excitement of the opening day

A good crowd enjoys the excitement of the opening day

Entertainment by the Hawley Band (junior group of the Hammond Sauce Works Band)

Entertainment by the Hawley Band (junior group of the Hammond Sauce Works Band)

Museum opening

Museum opening

Museum opening

Museum opening