Hartlake Gallery, Stripped & Ready for Action

Though deep in Winter hibernation it’s been a busy time at The Old School preparing for our next season. Our upstairs gallery, Hartlake, is now stripped and redecorated, waiting for the fabulous artwork and exhibition we have planned for 2019.

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Christmas At The Old School Muker

It’s Christmas Advert time again!  We don’t have the budget of Waitrose or John Lewis, but what we lack in budget we make up for with: unique, hand-crafted work from our superb makers and artists; scenery to die for (including real snow!); the best pub in the Dale; and not forgetting Swaledale Woollens and  the…

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Richard & Cherry Kearton, Wildlife Photography Pioneers.

On the outside wall of the Old School Muker are two plaques commemorating school alumni, Richard and Cherry Kearton. Born in Thwaite, one mile up the Dale, the two brothers attended the school in the late 19th Century before going on to pioneer wildlife photography and cinematography, influencing amongst others Sir David Attenborough. Given the…

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The Hartlake Gallery

Our new upstairs exhibition space, the Hartlake Gallery, has been open for three weeks and is currently hosting the Yorkshire Coast & Sea Exhibition. Many thanks to those who’ve visited and for all the wonderful feedback. For those wondering about the name, Hartlakes is the area just below Swinner Gill between Muker and Keld. Hart =…

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