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Address: Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73263
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Description: Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place! Newly refurbished museum which...
Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place! Newly refurbished museum which tells the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture, plus activities, events and temporary exhibitions. Wonderful cafe and facilities!
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Wainwright exhibition

This was my first visit to the museum. It is in a good location and the cafe next door is very welcome. The actual exhibition was quite good. The artefacts of Wainwrights life... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Gil H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first visit to the museum. It is in a good location and the cafe next door is very welcome. The actual exhibition was quite good. The artefacts of Wainwrights life were quite interesting, clothes, pens, printing blocks etc... However, a lot of the displays were exhibition design graphics and not particularly engaging. Worthwhile if you are in... More 

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hello GilH. Thanks for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your first visit to the museum. The Wainwright Exhibition includes many items which we have sourced from private lenders and other organisations, many of which have never been on public display before and we have endeavoured to make full use of the space available to us. The Wainwright Exhibition is... More 

Basildon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Last visited here 15 years ago and things have moved on. Went for the Wainwright exhibition and wasn't disappointed - excellent displays although very crowded with a large number of student groups when we were there. The "old" displays are still interesting and hands on which would be excellent for young children and the service in the downstairs cafe was... More 

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hello AlanE. Thanks for taking the trouble to review the museum after your visit. We do try to appeal to all ages and have lots of hands-on activities for children during the school holidays. You might also be interested to know that Cafe West has it's own Trip Advisor page 'CafeWest Keswick' More 

Lexington, Massachsetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautifully renovated, sited across from a velvety-green town park, and wonderfully curated—with a temporary exhibition on the great Fells hiking expert, Wainwright, during our stay—perfect for a morning's visit.

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thanks JSRMass for your great comments. We re-opened last year after a major renovation and the lovely entrance atrium is designed to take fully advantage of the glorious views across the park to the fells beyond. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The Wainwright exhibition was well worth the entry fee, inspired me to get his books out again. There was also detail of the recent all Wainwrights record beating Josh's.

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thanks John for your review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed the Wainwright Exhibition which has been very well received by our visitors. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A great museum with a superb wainwright exhibition at the moment. The permanent exhibitions are great too. Staff very friendly and informative. A great afternoon

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hello KT ! Thanks for taking the time to review the museum - we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope you'll come back again next time you are in Keswick. More 

Ripon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Keswick Museum may be small but is has been expertly remodelled and the artefacts and displays are excellent. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and welcoming. Have a walk in the park and a visit to the Museum and enjoy the peaceful surroundings

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thanks AndrewB - glad you enjoyed it. Can only echo your suggestion for a great afternoon out but perhaps also pause for a coffee or tea in the cafe downstairs. More 

Penicuik, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A very good exhibition on Wainwright and his wonderful pictorial guides to the lake district. The museum has other exhibitions and a cafe too.

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi thanks for taking the time to review the museum - we're glad you enjoyed it. Hope you will come back and visit us again next time you are in Keswick. The Wainwright Exhibition is on until November and then we will have a Tom Price;Inspiring Adventure exhibition. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Excellent Wainwright exhibition and also mountaineering exhibits from Nepal. Nice coffee in the coffee shop. Small fee to enter the museum but exhibits well worth a look

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Derek - glad you enjoyed your visit. The Museum is now run by a charitable trust and is self funding - hence the small charge. Incidentally, the cafe has its own website - CafeWest Keswick. More 

Hull England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very good revamp of an old favourite. Very good Victorian section and special mention to the Wainwright and K2 exhibitions. A must visit in Keswick

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi KeithG thanks for your comments. We reopened last year after a major refurbishment of the old museum but have tried to maintain the character of the old building. The Wainwright Exhibition is on until November and then we will have a 'Tom Price:Inspiring Adventure' exhibition. Do come back and visit us again. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to see the AW exhibition, having just read all his pictorial guides. We were disappointed by the size and it did not appear we learnt much more than the we knew from the Julia Bradbury walks and books.

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi - really sorry you were disappointed at not finding anything new in the Wainwright Exhibition. We worked with Cumbria Council, Kendal Museum and private lenders who loaned us over 50 Wainwright items which have never been on public show before and three of the five AV screens have brand new material on them. We also worked with the National... More 

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Address: Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73263
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Keswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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