The museum’s archaeology collection tells the story of the early people of Craven. From the prehistoric period over 20,000 years ago to post medieval times of only 200 years ago, visitors can see the changing local landscape through fascinating objects.

The interactive displays include objects found in local caves, an iron age sword, mosaics and painted wall plaster from Kirk Sink Roman villa, and an Elizabethan silver coin hoard.

If you would like to enquire about this collection or would like further information simply get in touch with a member of our curatorial team.

We have a whole section on this website dedicated to archaeology and our close links with Craven-based community archaeology groups. Find out more.

Using the museum's archaeology collection for research