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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
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Ranked #15 of 24 Attractions in Keswick
Type: Mines, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Mines, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
69 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

There are two types of people in our house - those that like their heritage with a roof on and furnished and those that like their heritage ruined or covered in rust and /or oil: I leave you to imagine which party was most pleased with the Lakeland Quarry and Mining museum!! So I have to warn you that this... More 

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lancaster
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited on a very wet day could hardly see anything, the museum is a mix of the history of the mines and quarries and the geology, i didnt know there are so many types of slate. The trip on Sir Tom was a chance to see what the excavators looked like, and my family who went down the mine found... More 

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Carlisle
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

It poured down with heavy drizzle all the time during our visit but a lot of the tour is in shelter. The museum is well stocked - perhaps too much so - detailing the mining history of the area. The train ride behind Sir Tom is good with lots to see from views to Blencathra and Skiddaw to the old... More 

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Poulton Le Fylde, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

If you like piles of old quarry machinery, this is your ideal day out. My kids (7 and 5) loved panning for minerals, and then exploring the quarry - with loads (probably the Uk's largest) display of vintage excavators and other related machinery, all in different states of restoration. Well worth the money as we spent a full day there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Honest and open. Not commercialised. Plenty of information. A great - and not expensive - way to spend a couple of hours.

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Stockton on Tees
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is not a sophisticated or glamorised museum but as most people wont know too much about the industrial heritage of the Lake District this visit was extremely interesting and informative. Run on a shoestring by volunteers I only have good things to report. I also realise how ignorant I was about all the mining in this area of Cumbria... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We didn't have time to go round the quarry because we were hunting out Saddleback Slate, which has part of its operations here (and provides many of the items in the quarry's gift shop). I'd found details of this place on the internet in my search for a fireside hearth in green Lakeland slate and this was collection day! I... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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81 reviews 81 reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I don't understand the negative reviews on this brilliant way to spend an afternoon. Don't expect glitzy, big budget glossy exhibits, this is a proper old school industrial museum with all the grit of its subject. The museum has the biggest collection of quarry machinery in the country and is run by enthusiasts with a genuine passion for showing off... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

If you want to visit a quarry and understand how it worked, what can be better than jumping onto a little train, then spending time in the quarry with somebody who used to work it, and still sometimes does. I only found this place by accident, picking up a brown sign from the A66, but for the £3 I spent,... More 

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Seaham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our family had been here before a few years ago and it is great to see how the attraction has improved over that time. We went for a little walk into the quarry to look at the vintage excavators before going for a ride on the steam train. It was a brilliant ride and well worth the money with many... More 

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