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Keswick Mining Museum

Otley Rd, Otley House, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
017687 80055
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Ranked #17 of 27 attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 27, 2014
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English first
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

This is really a little gem of a museum where the Owner knows everything and is ever present. A real character worth listening to.

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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

the man who owns it is very informative and extremely enthuiastic. His collection has took 45 years to put together

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