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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Keswick, England
017687-79747
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Ranked #20 of 28 attractions in Keswick
Type: Specialty Museums, Mines
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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We took our two young children there on the way back from a walk. Shame they couldnt do the mine tour as they were under five, but we had a great train ride and the volunteers were very knowledgable and helpful. True, its a little rustic as below, but its run by volunteers who have put years of work into... More

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London, United Kingdom
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52 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We paid to visit the museum, and the train ride. We decided not to pay for the mine tour, as it was just a mock mine, and we had previously been to Honister Slate Mine, which was good and worth a visit. Not like this place, unless you are into seeing old rusty pieces of mining machinery! Also we decided... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Went with a baby and a toddler and spent a glorious couple of hours in the sun 'panning for gold' with our socks & shoes off - my son was delighted with the pot of gemstones we collected! The location is stunning and so peaceful, we loved the fact that it was a bit rough around the edges after visiting... More

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Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I recently visited by myself, and paid to enter the museum, the mine tour and the train ride. For me, it was the mine tour that earnt this a four star rating. The museum is comprehensive, but it more a collection of information with not real story or narrative to it. It's far too wordy for myself, and if they... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The site has a wealth of objects, artefacts and people describing the history of mining in the area. The strongest point is the people, who have a passion for what they are doing. The underground mine tour takes participants through an underground tour of how mining the area was done, explaining adits and the evolution of equipment. The small mining... More

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Conwy Valley
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This museum is run by volunteers but has a surprisingly good display. There is plenty of information about mines in the Lake District and the geology of the area. We took a short train ride around the quarry and then an underground tour where we were shown what working conditions were like for miners in Victorian times. We finished off... More

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

A pleasant half day activity, learn about the history of mining, take a ride on the steam train and enjoy the views. The graveyard of old quarry machinery shows that there is more to come, the volunteers have many years of restoration work ahead of them. The highlight is the guided trip down the mine, knowledgable guide, a quick fact... More

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