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