Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Keswick

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • My dad and I stopped off on our way back from completing Catbells. We absolutely loved it! My dad has a huge interest in trains and museums and loved the journey on the mini train up into the quarry. Would certainly recommend to families, the elderly and disabled people alike.
  • Lot of history in this place. The train was a proper rustic coal powered steam train We came in end of July at 12.00pm and we were the only family on the train! Museum was very detailed with loads of information about different rocks and how they are mined. They offered a "mining tour" but we didn't do that as it's not properly underground, so very safe for young children. Overall a very pleasant day out for a family with young children or a grandparents and grandchildren day out.
  • A must visit for anyone interested in old industrial machinery, set in some wonderful countryside. Every one who works here, mainly enthusiast volunteers, is brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm for what they do. Try and go on a day when they steam up the Hooley, I believe this is the oldest working steam navvy in the country, and bas been lovingly restored by the museum. There is a small gauge steam train which can transport you around the site, a mining museum and a cafe. This is not an ultra modern, gadget filled theme park style venue, but for the enthusiast a place to don your boots and wrap up on a cool day!
  • So much to see and do with very friendly, chatty, knowledgeable staff. Never realised this place existed until last year on a walk past it. Nothing fancy about it and very reasonable charges. Hope this place continues as not many places like this left.
  • Very interesting and only 5 mins or so off the A66. Knowledgeable and helpful staff. Train ride to quarry very pleasant. Compact but great museum with interesting artifacts and very extensive array of outdoor mining equipment. Recommended.

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