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Keswick Museum

Fitz Park | Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
017687 73263
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Ranked #18 of 30 attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums
Description: A history of the town, from its industrial start to its present status as the Lake District's main tourist town.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

if you like this kind of thing, this is for you. great learning curve and a nice way to spend some time and benefit from it

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited here having seen a flyer. We were not disappointed. This is an interesting and friendly museum which reflects Keswick life and gives an illuminating background to any visit to the area. It is great to be able to touch and interact with exhibits. There are specific children's activities - with prizes. The adjoining gallery was hosting a selection... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

During our return visit to Leonard,s Field House, we decided to visit the newly refurbished and newly reopened Keswick Museum, overlooking the cricket ground on Fitzgerald Park, at the recommendation of Neil. Although the museum is small, it is very well laid out and well worth taking the time to look around the exhibits and art gallery. The staff are... More

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Conwy Valley
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Although small this museum is perfectly formed. What a pleasure to be invited to touch and try out the exhibits. The huge musical instrument made of stones and iron bars was great fun. There was loads of information on past residents of Keswick presented in an interesting way. The display in the art gallery was displaying works chosen by local... More

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Great to find you have re-opened! A warm welcome and people to chat too, lots of surprises and fascinating artefacts like the musical stones (once played for Queen Victoria!) which you can play yourself. Good child-friendly café with a terrace overlooking the park & kids' playpark. Will be back soon using vfm £15 family ticket. HIghly recommended - the children... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Well worth a visit, local focus enjoyable and of interest to the whole family. Even our 10 year old enjoyed it.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

The weather this late October was wet, wet, wet, hence we studied the tourist literature and headed for the Keswick Museum to have a sheltered afternoon. “Do not leave Keswick without visiting this attraction”, your reviewer wrote. Having toured the area to find it, and a place to park we found that It’s closed for rebuild.

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

What a wonderful museum. Both children and adults will find something of interest in this wonderful little place. Do not leave Keswick without visiting this attraction.

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Camberley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

We were fascinated by the secret pencil developed during the war. They managed to roll up a tracing paper map and insert it where the pencil lead would be with a tiny compass where the brass sleeve goes for the rubber. Amazing!

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Kidsgrove, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

OK we all remember the old Victorian museum with typical glass cases to fill our awe and wonder. We may have even tried to play the Musical Stones that live here, or bought a CD of Jamie Barnes playing them. But it needed to be brought into the present which is what is happening right now. It was still closed... More

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