The Old School Gallery & Craft Centre
Surrounded by the high fells, waterfalls and wild-flower meadows of Upper Swaledale, The Old School Muker Gallery & Craft Centre is now the largest independent contemporary art gallery in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. From our home in Muker’s 19th century grammar school we showcase the work of over 50 of the best independent artists and makers, working in a diverse mix of styles and mediums, all of whom share our passion for the Dales countryside. The school’s private, walled garden, contains sculptural work and on a good day is the ideal place to unwind and soak up the views of Kisdon, Buttertubs and the surrounding fells, with a coffee or a cold drink.
Our enthusiasm for the landscape is matched only by our love for original art and handmade crafts. Much of our time is spent searching for new, unique and affordable work, and we still feel a real buzz whenever a customer discovers something new and loves it just as much as we do. We believe in the importance of art and craftmanship in everyone’s lives. What matters isn’t some great knowledge of art, but how it makes you feel every day, the connections and memories it evokes, and the joy it brings, whether it’s a humble postcard, a piece of pottery or an oil painting.