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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 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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Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

At only £6 for adults and £3 for children I thought this was an excellent value for money family trip out. We were lucky enough to go on a Gala Day where there were numerous small steam engines giving trips. The museum was interesting and there was the optional chance of going down an old mine for an extra charge.... More

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Irvine, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

we visited this little quarry and had a train ride up to the top no longer a working quarry but the museum attached and the volunteer we spoke to were very informative about the area and history.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Arrived here after a long car journey. Went into shop to be told sorry can't accommodate you today as we have a party off scouts in today. No help what so ever.

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Newcastle
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

OK, it might look a bit like a scrapyard at first glance but it isn't and the steam gala was utterly superb. Steep gradients meant the good selection of visiting locos had to work really hard and the whole thing was very atmospheric. The visiting steam excavator was fascinating and a great addition to the gala line-up. Having it load... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a very poor show and I would not waste you money the site is looks like a junk site, the mine is not real and there are other mines that you can see in the area - on a positive note the gentlemen who took us on the tour was very passionate about his job

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Barcelona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Run by a couple who are just so enthusiastic and knowledgeable. It really was a treat to discover so much about mining and the vehicles involved. The "artificial" mine was brilliant and really worth seeing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited the Museum on the way back home from the Lakes today, and it is a really great place to spend at least a couple of hours. The setting is absolutely stunning (it was a little adventure in itself getting there up a track in the car), with beautiful views of Blencathra and over towards Skiddaw. My 9- and... More

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