Upper Wharfedale Museum celebrated a record number of visitors in 2022, reaching 20,000 for the first time in its history (the previous record was 7,000 in a year). This was due largely to the Museum being open for longer periods following the recruitment drive for additional volunteers, resurgence after the Covid pandemic, and undoubtedly the filming of Channel 5’s All Creatures Great and Small. Avid fans of the series have been flocking to the village from all over the world. The Museum itself took a starring role as the Army Recruitment Headquarters in Series 3.

The Museum has seen the installation of two new display cabinets earlier in the year and is in the process of having a new central heating system installed and a new medical cabinet which should be ready by the end of the year.

The Museum leaflets have also been redesigned and are free to visitors. There is a children’s trail which has proved very popular with the younger visitors.

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