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Keswick Museum

Fitz Park | Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
017687 73263
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Ranked #15 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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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a wonderful slate house set in the town's Fitz Park. The museum has recently undergone a refurbishment so everything is bright and fresh. The museum has a programme of changing exhibitions, and fascinating natural history and other displays. Make sure you see the musical stones! There are free family activities. The staff, who... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very interesting little museum to acquaint yourself with the Keswick area. The adjoining art museum was also interesting. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Enjoyed the tour.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I just wanted to say what a wonderful morning my husband and I spent at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. It is a gem of a museum, and the staff are so friendly and helpful. I enjoyed playing the musical stones, looking around the People's Choice exhibition, and having a lovely cuppa and cake in the Cafe. I would definitely... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery provides exhibits that would interest all ages. The staff make you feel very welcome and help you plan your visit. There was a mixture of nature exhibits, Keswick history and people, Lake District paintings and World War 1 displays. The Musical Stones of Skiddaw was my favourite exhibit which visitors are encouraged to play. It... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Paid a visit to the museum this week,and found it most helpful,as i was looking for a painting from 1870 of the local people of keswick,i was so suprised to see my great-great- great grandfather Robert Makemson in the painting,i also purchased a postcard of the painting for 50p,and a book on the area,i found the staff very welcoming and... More

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Gravesend
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The refurbished museum and art gallery are superb. It is 'children-friendly' and is still in process of updating, however, the staff are very helpful and there is much to help the visitor find out about the town. I would recommend a visit and the admission prices are fair.

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bolton england
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

You must visit Keswick Museum. It's small enough to maintain interest. The staff are extremely friendly and keen that you enjoy your visit, pointing out areas of particular interest, answering questions, giving as much time as you require. We had a lovely time, learnt a lot. We proceeded to the museum cafe , What a gem ! ,a definite must... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The renovations to Keswick museum have taken years but it has finally reopened. It's an interesting and eclectic collection but it essentially fills just one room and I felt the entry price was a little high.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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