THE Craven Museum team is continuing its adventure across the district with a new rural roadshow event in Grassington on Wednesday, February 19.

The team will be staging a free, drop in ‘handling session’ at the Stripey Badger bookshop from 1pm to 3pm when people will be able to get up close, and handle, a selection of items from Craven’s past and present, and also ask about the lottery funded redevelopment taking place at the museum’s home in Skipton Town Hall.

Gemma Bailey, community heritage curator at Craven District Council, said: “Craven Museum and Gallery has been collecting since 1928 and today has around 60,000 objects ranging from natural history to public archives.

“Some of the objects on show at our roadshow are chosen from the geology collection, and include beautiful shells, fossils and minerals, some formed over millions of years. We also have objects to explore from the museum’s social history collection, relating to home life, working life and childhood.”

The team is also holding two free drop-in ‘make and take’ sessions at The Hub in Skipton Town Hall over half term; on Monday February 17, from 10am to 12 noon, when children can design and create their own kite, and on Thursday February 20, from 10am to 12 noon, when families can enjoy crafts inspired by popular fairy tales.

The free activities are suitable for children of all ages.