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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747

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Small but interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Sarah P
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We just did the museum but was worth the cost. A lot of effort gone into providing information on the mines in the area as well as the geology. Quite old school in that there is lots to read but also well set up displays.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

What an amazing experience a quarry full of history a the biggest machines you have ever seen, we visited and missed the train but luckily had 4x4 so toured the site with that We saw a 1902 steam driven crane, lots of mechanical diggers, but a massive crane with a bucket whit my car would fit in to called king... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I'm sure that Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum would not be everybody's taste but, in the context of the history of this industry in the Lake District, it is well worth a visit. It is staffed primarily by volunteers and is a privately funded exhibit. The attraction is situated in an old quarry and the access road is a little... More 

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We decided to call in here one day, when we had our 6 year old granddaughter with us. We'd passed it often enough, but never ventured past the road end. What a find! It's quite basic, there's no over-priced gift shops or cafes - so you don't get ripped off. There's an interesting little museum, just a small shop, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just visited this mine with my grandchildren. Although it was cold we still enjoyed our visit the guide was very informative and the children really enjoyed it would definitely recommend it .

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Northumberland, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Hidden in the hills this place is well worth a visit even just for a ride on the steam train. Enthusiastic staff and a thoroughly good day out.

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