Delve into the fascinating past of Dent and Dales folk who inhabited there, by visiting the Dent Heritage Centre, just down the road from Hipping Hall. Discover what it was like to live and work in West Yorkshire, with a rich farming history going back many generations.
Local residents mainly worked as labourers or farm hands, but it was hard conditions for most while working and living in Dent. Learn about the history of the area and how it has evolved over hundreds over years, beautifully reproduced using scale models, displays and reconstructions and old photographs.
Alongside detailing life on the land, visitors can also find out more about the Dent Knitters, Dent Marble and the Settle-Carlisle Railway within the Heritage Centre. After sampling the indoor education of the museum, venture outside and follow the Flintergill Outrake and Nature Trail to stretch those legs.
With something for everyone, a visit to the Dent Heritage Centre is a great day out for both young and old alike.