Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Keswick

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  • August 18, 2017
    What a refreshing change to visit a really interesting place, my 11 year old son thought it was the best museum ever! Kids are allowed to climb all over the machines and get into the driving seat and ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    So glad we went: The kids loved getting wet whilst gem-panning; the men loved the machinery; we all enjoyed the train and the scenery. Very quiet for a sunny, Summer, Sunday. The quarry owner drove th...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Well,what an amazing place this is,full of old machines of all sizes,which were used in Quarries.It cost us £3 each for The Museum and a further £3 each for a trip into the dis-used Quarry.There is a ...  more »
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  • Very interesting place for a morning or afternoon stopover. Masses of old mining and excavating equipment and machinery across the site some of it truly massively impressive! The small museum is interesting and the staff know their stuff. The best bit is of course the underground mine tour which is fascinating as well!
  • I visited sometime ago, and found the place fascinating. There were plenty of Fred Dibnah types who were all very helpful and were pleased to explain about the heavy plant that was there for anyone with anything more than a passing interest in heavy plant. Well worth a visit!
  • Fantastic lace to visit.
  • What a great day out! All of our family group (aged 65-2 years) really enjoyed our afternoon at the mining museum. For those aged 5+, the trip down the 'mine' was exciting and informative. I cannot praise our guide highly enough. Panning for 'precious' minerals was an innovative and thoroughly enjoyable experience, If you're looking for a glossy, slick, sophisticated venue this may not be for you. However, if you want a warm, welcoming place to visit, one run by well-informed enthusiasts we highly recommend this.
  • I am sure with the guided tour this would've been very informative but without it, this place is basically just a preserved scrapyard with a diddy train running through it 😞

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