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Keswick Museum

Fitz Park | Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
017687 73263
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Ranked #22 of 27 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Halifax
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Amazing free museum great for a day when its too wet and windy to go up the hills ! Just dont miss the old cat. Ive heard its getting rebuilt but not sure.

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Cumbria UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

worth finding & certainly worth visiting. A mine of information that adds to any visit to the town. Also, being alongside the main park, it is worth a pause in that trip too ...

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

We spent a good hour here and were impressed with the interesting exhibits, the xylophone slates and the mummified cat deserve a special mention, as does the interesting story of Jonathan Otley ... and the gentleman who welcomed us was most informative

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York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We popped in to avoid a heavy shower and were amazed at the stuff in here. Loved the lakeland model of the fells .Small but interesting place to while away the time between a lakeland shower

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

quirky little museum. free entry worth a visit The museum has a wealth of information on the history of Keswick with some rare displays. I particularly liked the folklore stories of the 600 year old cat.

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