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Keswick Mining Museum

Address: Otley Rd, Otley House, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
Phone Number: 017687 80055
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Ranked #26 of 29 Attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Sadly the mining museum closed in 2013. In its time it was good, kids could even pan for gold. Threlkeld Quarry museum and Honister slate mine would be alternatives.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unfortunately because of the rain we couldn't go down into the mine. Lots of information about the mine and workers in the museum. On a warmer and drier day we would have stayed for the train ride.

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56 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Please remove this listing as it is no longer there. There is a mining museum in threlkeld and a slate mine at Honister pass but both visits require a car.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Loved it, very informative and well worth a visit! Good car parking and very easy to find. Very nice exhibits and staff very friendly

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42 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The wall isn't very high, more bouldering but a good option if its wet. Shame its moved to outside the town

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

As this museum is now closed ,unfortunately, due to retirement. Some of these reviewers appear confused as they must have visited the Threlkeld mining museum as they mention the train and the underground mine experience. Although different it is well worth a visit if you are interested in geology or like steam trains or vintage excavators.

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Interesting - not for little ones though. The train ride left me covered in sooty bits but was fun. Lots of lovely chunks of slate just lying about!

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39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The closure of the mining museum is a sad loss for Keswick. The owner, Ian Tyler has, I understand, retired - which he undoubtedly deserved to do, but it is a great loss to geological enthusiasts

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Top Contributor
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20 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Such a great shame this wonderful museum has now closed, we have visited it for many years and shall miss going there in the future

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Machines, history, mine, German roots, railway trip. Make sure you've got warm clothing if you go in the mine. A special destination for boys up to the age of 93.

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