A People's History of Craven in 25 Objects

One of our current displays in the museum looks at the settlement of people in the Craven district, the technology they used and how Craven has always been an important part of British history. As part of this display we would like the public to suggest an object that best represents Craven life today.

People have lived in Craven for around 11,000 years. Over this period the changes to the landscape have been immense. What started as a heavily wooded area, became an agricultural landscape for millennia before the arrival of canals, trains and machinery rapidly industrialised the district in the 1800s.

Today agriculture and industry are still important, but our landscape also encourages thousands of tourists to visit each year.
We have selected 24 objects from our collection to show how Craven and its population has changed since its earliest settlers to present day. 

For our 25th object, we want the public to suggest an object that represents what life is like in Craven today. If you have any suggestions please email us at museum@cravendc.gov.uk or complete our online enquiry form.

We will make a shortlist from the best entries and ask the public to vote for their favourite object.

Keep an eye on our website to see what the public decide.

 A peoples history of Craven in 25 objects