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Keswick Museum

Fitz Park | Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Ranked #16 of 33 Attractions in Keswick
Type: History Museums
Description: A newly re-opened museum in beautiful Fitz Park, telling the story of Keswick's landscape, people & history with great facilities and cafe!
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I had visited just before the closure for refurbishment. Going back this time to find the refurbishment and extension extremely well done. It's got the bright rooms of a modern building without losing any of the charm of the original building. The staff are lovely and there are some very unusual and unique exhibits.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Michael! So glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our wonderful local volunteers who really do go the extra mile to help everybody enjoy their visit. Hope to see you again! More

Rockford, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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