At 11.45am on December 10th 2011 the 100,000th ticket was sold for entry to Upper Wharfedale Folk Museum during the Grassington Dickensian Festival. The ticket was sold to Mr John Vernon and his wife Jenny who were visiting from Chester. They were given a commemorative plate, made for the museum by local craftsman David Ashby, of the Courtyard Pottery in Grassington and presented by David Pritchard, Chairperson of the Museum Committee, and Elaine Clare, a trustee of the museum. The Huddersfield Town Crier, Vic Watson, added colour and volume to the occasion by announcing the event to the assembled throng.
The Museum depends on the support of the public who pay a small entrance fee to look around the local collection of memorabilia, including lead mining, agriculture, all housed in the cottage in the square. So thanks are expressed to all the visitors to the museum since the opening in this venue in 1979 – and to the army of volunteers who have kept it going during that time.