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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Keswick, England
017687-79747
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Ranked #19 of 27 attractions in Keswick
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums, Mines
Most recent review
- Nov 10, 2013
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

On a wet day in October, took a wrong road and was about to do a U-turn when spotted the road sign for the museum. As we were on a spur of the moment break we decided on the spur of the moment to visit and we were so glad we did. The information the retired miner conducting our underground... More

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Weston Turville, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

On a wet day in August 2008 my Dad and I decided to pay a visit to the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, 3 miles from Keswick, and deep in the heart of Blencathra next to the Borrowdale valley, my Dad had told me a great deal about it and how interesting it was and knowing how much I enjoy... More

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Rutherglen
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This place is amazing. I have never been to a museum with so much information. I am not a great lover of quarries and mines, but went because my husband is. I was enthralled. It is run by a great bunch of men, mostly retired quarry men and miners. They know so much and are only too happy to share... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
40 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Well I am interested in transport - yes an anorak. I dont usually give museums poor reports but this place needs attention. I wanted to go on the train and really the rest didnt interest me. There is a distinct lack of signage - real guesswork. I took a train that turned into a birthday party special - great fun... More

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Chester
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

We visited with my wife's parents. The whole site was fascinating with lots of information. We spend a hour or so in the museum and could easily go back. Then we went onto the train ride to quarry - excellent and finished off with a trip down the mine. As an earlier reviewer said it is not a high tech... More

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We called today on the way home from a weekend in Keswick. Wish we had allowed a whole day for the visit to the attraction.The museum alone was worth the visit with wonderful displays including detailed history of quarrying in the area The train trip to the top of the quarry was excellent, with views of some real jems of... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I was traveling to Keswick and saw the sign for this and thought wow I will have a look, the omens were not good as as I drove up the road to it I nearly killed my car such big pot holes nearly lost a wheel and the road got worse. If you have a low suspension I would not... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Oh dear. Cheap, decrepit and tatty, our visit rendered interesting only by the hope that the tour guide might be unmasked as a criminal mastermind by Scooby Doo and Shaggy.

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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

the mine tour might be a better experience than the train ride. tis was basically a half mile trip past a scrap yard of excavators into what I assume was the quarry with a couple of bits of machinery strategically parked. You get the feeling the train fare is a way of funding what the old blokes like fiddling with... More

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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

I visited last week with a friend and her children of 8 and 6 and we all had a great time. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. The mine tour was informative and entertaining for us all. We had a great ride on the steam train into the quarry and all the vintage excavators,which seem to be... More

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