About The Old School

Situated in the picturesque village of Muker, in stunning upper-Swaledale, the Old School Gallery & Craftshop showcases the best regional and British art and crafts.

DSC04505Our gallery represents the work of some of Yorkshire’s finest artists, offering an ever evolving mix of styles and mediums from artists such as: Sue Nichol, Sue Dewhurst, Jill Ray, John Sibson, James Wheeler, Peter Bolton, Andrea Hunter, Piers Browne, John Harrison, Nolan Stacey, Jenny Uylatt and of course Peter Brook, not forgetting the bronzes and ceramics of Stef Ottevenger and Alistair Brooke, fused glass of Kevin Wallhead, ironwork from artist blacksmith Adrian Wood, and the landscape photography of Richard & Janet Burdon, Anthony Shaughnessy and gallery owner Richard Walls.

DSC04520The craftshop stocks a wide range of local and British produced merchandise including: soft furnishings, pottery, jewellery, felt-work, toys and gifts, metalwork, cards and natural skin care products, from makers such as Interlude Ceramics, George Ormerod, Jules Jules, Andrea Cundell and Maxine Smith.

Our relaxed, self-service café offers delicious DSC04509
cake and coffee, and with its private, walled, garden, offers a place to sit back and soak up the views of Kisdon and the surrounding fells, in the company of sculptures by Michael Kusz.The gallery, craftshop and café, are uniquely housed in Muker’s 19th century schoolhouse with a history dating back to the 1690’s and is surrounded by the picturesque villages, rugged fells and magical waterfalls, of upper Swaledale, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.