We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
Improve this listing

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 123 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 57
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
Hubby's 34th birthday!

My OH had heard about this place & with him and our 7yo daughter being huge geeks, it was the perfect choice for his birthday today. Gorgeous drive up through the Lakes & St Johns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
Clare D

Similar Things to Do in Keswick

Add Photo Write a Review

123 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Initial impressions were that the entry prices (charged separately) were a bit steep. How wrong we were. The museum was packed with objects and photos, expertly labelled and presented. This showed the history, geology and engineering expertise of the mining industry. The train ride was a good idea and the trip down the mine with a very informative guide was... More 

1 Thank Richard G
Sunderland, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

hi , called last week on a spur of the moment idea.. We were early and the only four people on site. We had an excellent time, train ride up to the quarry and a chance for my 74 year old aunt to climb aboard a giant truck! She was offered the ignition keys but bottled it. Then after a... More 

Thank Alan T
Oswestry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We called again recently especially for the Vintage Excavator weekend.. We spent two days there, wonderful late summer weather on the first day, second day a bit "Lake District". despite having been several times the museum is still worth the visit with wonderful displays including detailed history of quarrying in the area The train trip to the top of the... More 

Thank graham d
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

My OH had heard about this place & with him and our 7yo daughter being huge geeks, it was the perfect choice for his birthday today. Gorgeous drive up through the Lakes & St Johns in the Vale with the exception of the last half a mile to quarry itself. Upon arrival, the place looks unorganised with huge pieces of... More 

Thank Clare D
Stockport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

on first impression I thought it would be boring, however it turned out to be informative and a great tour of the mines and the train ride was fabulous, loved the end where you could explore the open mine. Loved looking at the old collection of diggers Inc king Kong. Worth a trip up. Bring a coat and a picnic.

1 Thank JoanMcNulty
paisley, scotland
Level Contributor
168 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

You could easily spend a day here. Fascinating museum and a wide range of mining/excavating machinery. We did not have time to do the underground tour but 'Sir Tom' was steam hauling on the railway! Try to plan your visit round steam days.

Thank intipusscat
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Kids loved the panning for gold - we found diamonds, rubies and silver too, honest! The mine tour was very informative and just dark enough to thrill the children. You pay for each individual experience, so can do things as cheaply as you like

Thank Eemmab
Valley Heights, Australia
Level Contributor
87 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

What an interesting place. Not sophisticated and really very quaint if the site of big machines of bygone times gets you going. The volume of machinery is really quite astounding. The museum has much more information than most can absorb, incredible detail. The train trip up into the quarry was a treat. The mine exploration is a fascinating attempt to... More 

Thank Rustyute
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My husband and I visited today and on the drive up the rather "bumpy" road we began to question if we had made a bad choice. We agreed that if we reached the car park and it was empty we would turn back. However when we pulled into the car park there were quite a few cars so we decided... More 

Thank Katez2
Congleton, Cheshire
Level Contributor
139 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

We all went on the quarry train which the children really enjoyed. You have about a 10 minute wait at the top while the engine turns around. Plenty of time to take photos. We were a party of 7 and unfortunately the mine tour could only take 4 by the time we got there so one of the adults went... More 

Thank zenith1

Travelers who viewed Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum also viewed

Keswick, Lake District
Keswick, Lake District

Been to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?