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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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AW exhibition well worth a visit

As a long time fan of AW the exhibition was well worth a visit.a mixture of media made it accessible to all. Helpful staff. Loved the floor map. Brought a tear to my eye more... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW 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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Barrowford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

As a long time fan of AW the exhibition was well worth a visit.a mixture of media made it accessible to all. Helpful staff. Loved the floor map. Brought a tear to my eye more then once

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

Hello ! Thank you for your lovely review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the Wainwright Exhibition and will ensure that I pass your comments on to our staff, who are mainly volunteers from the local community. You may be interested to know that we are delighted to have recently received the 'Cumbria Tourism Small Visitor Attraction of the Year... More 

Lancs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We spent several hours looking at the AW Exhibition, which gave a really good flavour of what he was like. There was also a mountaineering exhibition. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The Cafe was an eye opener, as the majority of waiting staff have additional needs. We've been to cafes that have one person with special needs before, but... More 

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

Hi there - thank you for your review. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the Wainwright Exhibition and the Kanchenjunga Exhibition in the Mountain Heritage Room. Our staff are mainly volunteers from the local community who share a passion for the museum and they will be delighted to hear that their efforts have been recognised. You might be interested... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Lots to see and read in this friendly little museum. Helpful staff directed us to various exhibits. Brilliant 'Wainwright 'exhibition, lots of interesting artefacts and a real insight into the life of this extraordinary man.

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Our staff are volunteers from the local community and will be delighted to know that their efforts to welcome visitors to the museum are appeciated. More 

Carlisle, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have just finished a two week placement at the museum and I must say what a fantastic experience I have had! I am a keen Lake District walker who does enjoy walking the fells every now and again, but the Wainwright exhibition that the museum has to offer is simply fantastic! Information ranging from his early life right through... More 

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Caerphilly County, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

A lovely museum with lots of local interest. It is fairly small but has .ots to see for adults and children. The cafe is very good for refreshments. Refurbished quite recently.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Keswick Museum. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will visit us again soon. More 

Geel, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

the kids museum quiz is very good, and definitely kept us there for longer. Would have liked to spend longer in the Wainwright exhibition but my little guy was losing interest by then! I will just have to go back on my own!

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

Thanks for your lovely review. We do aim to be very child friendly and provide lots of hands on activities for children. Please do visit again soon to browse the Wainwright exhibition as there's lots to see and I'm sure you will enjoy it. More 

Worcestershire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We have been to this museum in previous years, found it contains a variety of unusual exhibits, very interesting. Today we thoroughly enjoyed the Wainwright exhibition, following his life .....from his birth certificate, cartoons he had drawn as a child, school report, job reference etc.and on to his obsession with fell walking and his wonderful sketches and guidebooks. Even his... More 

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

Hi there - thanks for taking the time to review the museum. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit - we've had some great feedback about the Wainwright Exhibition which will be here until November. We also get great feedback about the cafe, and I can personally recommend the scones! Incidentally, I am delighted to be able to... More 

Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Ended up here at the end of a long a walk and glad we did. Great sandwiches, some a bit different to usual. flapjack was great, just as well because it was a good size slab!! Great to be able to sit out with the view as well. Shame we had the dog with us and not enough time to... More 

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

Thanks for you review of the cafe - glad you enjoyed it. They also have their own Trip Advisor page as 'Cafe West Keswick'. Please do come back and see our lovely museum sometime - famtastc Wainwright exhibition on until November is well worth seeing if you like fellwalking. More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The museum has been closed for refurbishment the last couple of years we have been to Keswick but was open this year with a superb exhibition about Alfred Wainwright. Fascinating facts about a great man with lots of personal effects that bring home just what a unique man he was. Definitely worth a visit.

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

Thanks very much for your lovely review. We've had some great feedback about the Wainwright Exhibition which will remain here until November - do call in and visit again next time you are in Keswick. 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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