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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Keswick, England
017687-79747
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Ranked #20 of 30 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Specialty Museums, Mines
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you want to visit a quarry and understand how it worked, what can be better than jumping onto a little train, then spending time in the quarry with somebody who used to work it, and still sometimes does. I only found this place by accident, picking up a brown sign from the A66, but for the £3 I spent,... More

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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our family had been here before a few years ago and it is great to see how the attraction has improved over that time. We went for a little walk into the quarry to look at the vintage excavators before going for a ride on the steam train. It was a brilliant ride and well worth the money with many... More

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Whitby
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A very interesting place, lots of history, fascinating, although when my friend & I visited in June 2014 the loco wasn`t running till later on in the season although with great thanks to the staff we were allowed to visit the shed where the loco is stabled. The guy who took us down the mine certainly new his stuff and... More

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Isle of Man
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Took a 12 and 7 year old there - rather a rip off as the "train" to the summit is for about 800 yards with views of rusty rotting cranes in the basin. The mining museum was 3 linked small rooms that was dreary and boring, and of absolutely no interest to any children. Combined price - £18, which, for... More

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Sutton England
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57 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I addition to a small but interesting museum of local mining which has some fascinating exhibits you can take a tour of a reconstruction of a mine. I took a ride on the little Hunslett diesel that takes you up to what is left of the old open face quarry. The grounds have about 100 old mining and excavating machines... More

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Leicester
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Well not exactly to most gripping place to visit if you are after an adrenaline rush but if you fancy a pootle round on a little train, a wander round a quarry and bit of info on the local mining then this is a reasonable hour spent, yes the machinery is mostly junk but i like junk! The staff are... More

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Egham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had the most excellent afternoon out at Threkheld Quarry. With two boys aged 5&8, we followed a friend's advice and stuck to the more hands-on options (the train ride and quarry tour). The train driver was kind enough to let my two boys (and their grandad) have an up-close look at the steam train before our ride. They loved... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A very informative museum on many types of rocks in the area , and equipment used in mining. You can also ride in the little steam train around the quarry which was great , or go underground in the mine, we didn't manage as the tour was full. You can also pan for gold also. Good value attraction, would recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Staff are enthusiastic and knowledgable. This is not an all mod cons museum but there is an abundance of information and artefacts showing the true nature of lake lands past. Take a ride on the narrow gauge railway and talk to the people they have great stories.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

If you want to see a real industrial environment being re-created, this is excellent and gives both an idea of what they have achieved, and how much is still to be done; if you like everything geared to the tourist don't go.

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