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Keswick Mining Museum

Otley Rd, Otley House, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
017687 80055
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Ranked #23 of 30 attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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Brighton
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123 reviews 123 reviews
52 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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Warrington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Eaglescliffe
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89 reviews 89 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Ex-Tyke-Baz
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73 reviews 73 reviews
32 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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Littlehampton
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

This little gold-mine ( no apologies for that) is exactly that; an amazing collection of all kinds of things to do with mining in the Lake District. The exhibition is the result of one man's passion and that of his now departed wife ( a section of the exhibition is movingly dedicated to her and her love of the geology... More

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This little museum has a great stock of books as well as the huge array of minerals. It's such a shame that this little gem is about to close

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