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Keswick Mining Museum

Otley Rd, Otley House, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
017687 80055
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Ranked #21 of 22 Attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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133 reviews 133 reviews
55 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
59 helpful votes 59 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 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
68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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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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