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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Keswick, England
+44 17687 79747
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A really good and interesting day was had by all again.two years on the trot I have been here.the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
karl s
via mobile
Brilliantly strange! Enthusiast run. More old excavators than anywhere else!

Had no idea what to expect here but was thrilled by the strange, homespun museum on an old mining... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“steam train” (31 reviews)
“train ride” (33 reviews)
“narrow gauge” (13 reviews)
Keswick, England
+44 17687 79747

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really good and interesting day was had by all again.two years on the trot I have been here.the guide is very good at his job.i throughly recommend it

Thank karl s
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea what to expect here but was thrilled by the strange, homespun museum on an old mining site. Very basic. The Ritz it is not! make your own tea and go into a mine tunnel with a hard hat on and a very...More

Thank Petebestignored
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab place, fantastic factual tour around the mine I learned so much even at the age of 36!! Children found it fun and the guide aimed the information to all ages. The train ride was novel.

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

unfortunately when on a damp day but did not spoil our enjoyment. lovely little narrow gauge trip in to quarry - not much to see in quarry but what do you expect for modest cost.

1  Thank JohnBoy8175
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A simple yet brilliant museum , this place is sensational and a must visit. The activities are great for children and the site is interesting and in a stunning location. The museum is a very basic its presentation but is brilliant!

1  Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always at these places, small band of enthusiastic staff made us feel very welcome. Parking no problem. Sadly we could not get on a tour of the mine as it was fully booked when we arrived, but the train ride into the quarry was...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with two young grandsons who loved the old steam diggers and cranes very brilliant.We were the only ones on the steam train, so the driver invited them into the cab and explained how a steam engine works, and then let them change the points,...More

Thank sevgililerevi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place. We really enjoyed the museum, the steam train and the mine tour. Especially the latter, the chap who took us round was so informative and good with the kids. Must come back as an adult only to look at the...More

1  Thank TheMortons001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to a Car Park in chaos with no real layout and area seemed as if they had just arrived . We took advantaged of the wonderful train and enjoyed the trip to the back of the site , but we got the impression...More

Thank peter p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fantastic place to visit if you worked with these old girls or would like to view old plant its here if you want to see them working plan your visit for a working weekend and see the experts operating them theres a steam...More

1  Thank Alicewhitney90
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Viv C
Opening hours
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
How much does it cost
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!
Can I bring a small dog
29 September 2015|
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.