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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747

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We happened to pass the sign for the place on our way to Keswick and decided to check it out. It turned out to be a good decision. The first impression almost made us turn back... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Zejtun, Malta
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The road and subsequent track to the quarry and mining museum has seen better days but it's not beyond the capability of the average family car if taken steadily. The museum is packed with small bits and pieces of mining history. The guides do exceptionally well to let you know of the greater local mining history, the surrounding mines and... More 

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North West England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Run by enthusiastic amateurs with a range of facilities including a simulated mine, and a short railway with a steam engine. The museum itself has a good display of minerals and detailed descriptions of some of the local mines. The area around does look like a minor scrapyard which might interest an enthusiast in mobile cranes.

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Zejtun, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We happened to pass the sign for the place on our way to Keswick and decided to check it out. It turned out to be a good decision. The first impression almost made us turn back but our son started going around, somewhat fascinated, and did the mine tour and the train ride. The mine tour highlights the hardship of... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have visited just couple days ago. And it was well spent money. Loads of attraction - not only for kids! Great museum - room with history of mining, rocks and minerals. Then train travel and visited old mine too. There is gold panning for kidos as well.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

When first arriving at this attraction you would be forgiven for wanting to turn around and drive away. It looks small, dated and run down, however, if you override that feeling you will be in for a real treat! Run mainly by very friendly, knowledgeable volunteers, the train ride and mine tour are highly recommended and really enable you to... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We visited the museum on a cloudy and drizzly day. The museum was fascinating showing the geology and mining techniques. We did the train ride to the top of the quarry but didn't do the mine tour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We arrived too late in the day to go on the mine tour but enjoyed the museum and the steam train ride. Lovely man driving the train made my granddaughters day by inviting her up on to the footplate and explaining how the engine worked.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Really interesting visit.Going down the mines was good fun and the guide was great,very knowledgable and engaging.TrAin ride was good too,gave a good view of the quarry and we each got given our own bit of granite to keep as a souvenir which was a nice touch.We didn't visit the museum due to time constraints.

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Winsford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Really interesting, a safe and wholly realistic mock up of an adit mine, knowledgeable guide, and a trip on a steam railway into the heart of a quarry you can't even see from the road. Plus around 80 fabulous machines to view, well worth a visit

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Didnt do the museum but the quarry train is great fun, proper narrow gauge steamer. Its only a short ride but the price reflects this. The surroundings are very idyllic with lots of vintage quarry vehicles. Great views of Skiddaw and Blencathra. Nice little touches including the panning for gold and minerals. A great day for any train loving kid

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Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick

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