North Craven Building Preservation Trust

North Craven Building Preservation Trust

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  • Arts
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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North Craven Building Preservation Trust serves the community of Settle, North Yorkshire, and the surrounding villages, visitors, tourists, researchers and anyone with an interest in the area’s heritage and local history. The Trust manages the Museum of North Craven Life and runs The Folly, a spectacular 17th century Grade I listed building, and the Grade II listed Zion Chapel, built in 1816. 

Our aims are to preserve the built heritage of North Craven which is of particular beauty or historical, architectural or constructional interest; and to provide a museum service which makes accessible a wide range of art, artefacts and archives from the local area. 

Without NCBPT’s efforts, our community would have lost much of the built and cultural heritage which makes North Craven so distinctive. We are determined to continue making The Folly a focus for anyone wishing to find out more about (or be involved in preserving and researching) their local heritage. 


The Folly is open seven days a week from February to December each year. The Museum is volunteer led and provides a range of interesting exhibitions and events, as well as enabling access to collections not on display. 

The Trust provides expert advice on local planning issues and works to preserve and restore historic local architecture and bring buildings at risk back into public use.

The Trust has a wholly owned trading company (NCBPT Trading Ltd) which runs the Folly Coffee House and the Museum retail operation. All profits are used to support the charitable work of the Trust. 

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