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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Keswick

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TripAdvisor
  • This place was a real find! If you are at all interested in the history of the Lakes it is well worth a visit. We think of the Lakes as largely a farming area now which attracts loads of tourists, but...  more »
  • The Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is a fascinating site that is undergoing expansion as the narrow gauge railway is extended and the museum is soon to be relocated. The museum is currently locate...  more »
  • This is a great place when it's pouring with rain in the lakes and you still want to do some great photography. They have a superb steam train which they roll out during the day. You can also have a w...  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!
  • 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.
  • Nice for a wander
  • 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 😞