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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4TT, England
+44 17687 79747
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A fascinating museum with a ride on a narrow gauge quarry train.

This is a 'must' when in the Keswick area. On the day my wife and I visited it was torrential rain... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dorset_Food_Fan
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Dorset
Fascinating history of mining and quarrying in the Lakes

We didn't go down the mine - saving that for another trip. But the museum itself was really well... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
William K
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4TT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a 'must' when in the Keswick area. On the day my wife and I visited it was torrential rain so we didn't do the mine experience. However, the train was trundled out for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip around the old...More

Thank Dorset_Food_Fan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go down the mine - saving that for another trip. But the museum itself was really well presented with lots of tools, artefacts and old photographs. The ride on the steam train was a bonus, as was speaking with the chaps restoring a...More

Thank William K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is a fantastic piece of mining history. Although i am not and never have been a miner or quarryman of any sort i really enjoyed my trip here. The collection of old quarry machines is bith fascinating and a little sad

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying close by so one raining morning we decided to pay a visit to the museum. What a little gem it turned out to be. The factual nature of the museum outlining the history etc kept me entertained. We then enjoyed the steam...More

Thank pazz68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as something to do on a showery morning and as we drove up the path wondered what on earth we had come to, because it is very rough and there is lots of old machinery in the surrounding land. However we were soon...More

Thank JudithGuernsey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find and park. We enjoyed a wander round this once working quarry and museum. Rough round the edges and not at all commercial it nevertheless surprisingly kept 2 picky teenagers happy for a couple of hours as well as 1 grown up former...More

Thank MummaMedia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. The mine tour is really interesting and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable but also personable and very engaging. He made the tour interesting and accessible for adults and children alike. You need to book in advance for the mine tour...More

Thank Bagpussissleeping
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 move all the leavers etc it was...More

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

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 the train; others are volunteers: chat to them, it's really...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 15 August 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 Mine Tour for £5,but we didn't have time...More

Thank elizabethann1954
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Viv C
13 February 2017|
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Response from 45543HomeGuard | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the late response. You have probably sought the information elsewhere; but if not here are some details: The railway costs £3 adult £1.50 child. The underground mining tour is extra at £5 and £2.50 respectively... More
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SUE J
1 September 2016|
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Response from Daro2 | Reviewed this property |
They have a price list out the front. The above answer is vaguely correct. You don't have to do everything. We just did the museum and tour. Be sure to phone ahead to book your place on the tour as it does sell out!
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Tinabrook
29 September 2015|
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Response from 45543HomeGuard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its a lovely place to explore with a dog. The site is quite open and has plenty of space to roam.
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