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Address: Fitz Park | Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73263
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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new look museum

I've been before, but this time the museum has been modernised, and now it has all the stuff you'd expect- the cafe, the access, the gift shop etc etc. It has cost a lot of money... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
sarw
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
51 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I've been before, but this time the museum has been modernised, and now it has all the stuff you'd expect- the cafe, the access, the gift shop etc etc. It has cost a lot of money to do this. The entrance does not please architecturally, but I am told the gaunt copper blocks of the new porch, which do not... More 

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North West
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Very interesting exhibits and cafe. In a good place with onstreet parking. The history of the exhibits and the area are presented in such a way that families old and young are kept interested.

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London, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
311 helpful votes 311 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This tiny museum (with a really great cafe) should be on every Keswick visitors' must-do list. It's recently been beautifully re-modelled, but has kept its cluttered Victorian charm. Apart from one-off shows, there is lots lots of good stuff about the history of climbing/walking/wildife in the Lakes, plus interesting social history, and a truly magnificent slate organ (a sort of... More 

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

Hi there and thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review! It is heart-warming to know that our collections, facilities and efforts are appreciated... all the more so, as volunteers from the local community have always been the backbone of the museum and rarely get the thanks they deserve. I will pass this on. Many thanks again, Sue... More 

Dumbarton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This was our first visit to the Keswick Museum. We were made to feel very welcome, and although small be comparison with many museums, it is full of interesting material and geared to adults and children. There is also a good cafe on the ground floor.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

First visit to this this museum which we enjoyed. The museum included many interesting exhibits and information. The art gallery contained a large floor map of the lake district which was interesting to explore. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. There is to be a Wainwright exhibition later in the year which we are hoping to attend.

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Cumbria
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a really good place to learn about all aspects of the English Lake District. The region has such a varied and interesting heritage and Keswick Museum and Art Gallery does fine job in telling its story: geology, the urban and rural landscape, poets, writers, climbers and walkers are all dealt with in this recently... More 

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Cheshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My family and I loved our hour spent at Keswick museum. The children were very interested in the 700 year old cat and my husband and I could have spent much longer looking at the exhibits about climbing and local photography. We all enjoyed the map exhibition, and the staff are absolutely lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Quirky and interesting facts about Keswick, maps and mountaineering history. Musical stones as well! Can't wait for the Wainwright exhibition.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed on my recent visit to Keswick museum. Fascinating current exhibition displaying 3D models and maps of the Lake District as well as the permanent collection. Went with a family ranging in ages from 5-90 and everyone loved it! The cafe was also a big success. A museum to be proud of, Keswick!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My family visited Keswick Museum during half term and we really enjoyed it. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. My son loved the map exhibition- he loved walking on the giant map and learning more about the Lake District. My daughter enjoyed looking at the dead cat and the fox and badger. There was lots to do for children.... More 

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