Thornton Steward Institute

Following months of closure due to Covid-19, the Institute and toilet are available once again for walkers, ramblers and visitors exploring the glorious Wensleydale countryside - facilities which have been very much appreciated, as can be seen by the comments below.

Tea and coffee making facilities are available and The Institute can be hired at very reasonable rates for social events, music, dance and exercise classes or small parties.

A copy of the Thornton Steward Institute Foundation Mission Statement and Policies can be seen and downloaded by clicking here and a copy of the booking form for hiring the Institute can be downloaded by clicking here.

For further details, please use the form on the 'Contact Us' page. 

Thornton Steward Institute Foundation is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered in England and Wales (No. 1172820).
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Feedback from Visitors to The Institute

2 November 2016

Just a brief message to thank all those responsible for the warm welcome at the Institute on Monday.  What a delight - we did not actually make ourselves a cup of tea (but thought it a delightful idea).   We so enjoyed seeing the photograph albums and reading of the fascinating history of the village.  We bought a copy of your little booklet - and I had a really delicious apple!

T h a n k    y o u

Peter and Susan, East Yorkshire

6 June 2016

Thank you!  Today we came across The Institute on our circular walk, we were starting to flag, it was hot and sunny and it was becoming obvious we weren't going to make the pub before it closed.  Tea, biscuits and a sit down in a cool charming room were just what we needed - not to mention a visit to the little room round the back.  Having topped up our water bottles we set off refreshed - having made a donation of course.  What a great job the volunteers do.

Anne & Mick

21 April 2016

Just wanted to say a friend and I from Yarm walked through your village the other week and were very impressed with its appearance but especially the rest area for ramblers.  This was incredibly welcome and to be based on honesty is exceptional in our experience.  Thank you to everyone involved, you are an inspiration to all!

Peter S

5 May 2014

My husband and I visited yesterday to familiarise ourselves with the distance from the village to church etc. and the Village Hall door was open. May I say what a lovely surprise we had to see the interesting information on view and the delightful tea making facilities, all within such warm, welcoming surroundings.

Anita C

21 January 2015

From Northallerton U3A walking group:

Many thanks for the use of the hall yesterday. We had a fab. walk on a lovely day, and indoor lunch with all the facilities was wonderful. After visiting the church, we admired the tree with the door (and, of course, took photos of heads peeping through the window).

Best wishes and thanks again

Steph C



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