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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747

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Something for a rainy day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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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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Address: Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick

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