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Address: Otley Rd, Otley House, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
Phone Number: 017687 80055
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Sadly the mining museum closed down in 2013.,

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
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Oban, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Always worth a visit on a rainy day, better than most of similar in various regions I have called in to view, clean, tidy and helpful.

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keswick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank 123Horace123
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank Carole W
Brighton
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203 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 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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2 Thank persistent
Manchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 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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Thank Gaily1
Eaglescliffe
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 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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1 Thank DGY-Eaglescliffe
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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4 Thank Jan D
Wigan, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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Thank Judge866
Ex-Tyke-Baz
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 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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69 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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