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Free kiddie visits to Dales museum this Easter
Monday 25 March

THE Yorkshire Dales Countryside Museum at Hawes has scrapped childrens' entrance fees at part of a campaign to entice more visitors to the Dales this Easter.

And the award-winning museum is also hosting a series of events as part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park's "Tracks in Time" initiative, designed to bring the area's history alive.

Roman soldiers, from the Ermine Street Guard, will be descending on the Museum on Sunday 24 March from midday, and on the same day a guided walk has been organised to take participants on an exploration of Cam High Road, before returning for tea and hot cross buns.

Museum manager Fiona Rosher commented: "By offering free entry for children we hope even more people will be attracted out to the Dales and make a visit to the market town of Hawes.

"Over the Easter holiday,the 'Tracks in Time' festival will celebrate the fact that the footpaths and bridleways of the area are once again open.

"And throughout the year the museum will be playing host to a range of exhibitions of work by local and regional artists, which are guaranteed to appeal to young and old alike."

The Museum is open from 10am to 5pm daily. To get a full 'Tracks in Time' festival listing or for information on any of the upcoming events and exhibitions call the Museum on 01969 667450.

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