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Keswick Museum

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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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Marvellous local museum.

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW 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 NEW

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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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Frankly I preferred the tatty pre reverb version at least then it has excuses for its deficiencies, it was actually quite charming in its own way. They now have a collection if Keswick arts and crafts items that is actually significantly inferior to one you can see just by looking into the window of one of the antique shops in... More 

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

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your comments. I am sorry that you were disappointed in our refurbishment and displays. The building was certainly desperately in need of refurbishment and having a cafe and public loos have certainly been seen as a great bonus by other visitors. Heating is certainly appreciated by our gallant volunteer front of house staff and has allowed... More 

Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

If you've had it with the Tate Modern or the Manchester City Museum, you just might want to stop here. A lot of the material on display is the stuff you'd find in a Victorian museum--everything from bugs to a 700 year old dead cat, to Robert Southey's chair. Folks are very nice, but unless you're passing through and want... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We called in to view the attractions at the newly revamped museum. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The exhibits are excellent. I particularly liked the 3d map and the singing stones. I am really sorry though, Keswick Museum, but I have no other way to express my total revulsion at the golden pools of dog pee in Keswick than... More 

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Keswick, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I turned up to find a new show about Maps just getting underway. The regular stuff about Keswick was really interesting but the extra Maps show made all the difference. The centre piece was a huge map of the Lakes (like the old style 1 inch tourist version), maybe 6m square with modern projections. Fantatstic - and you could walk... More 

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Ulverston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a visit to this museum . The exhibits were limited but all had interest for us. We would have liked to have seen more art, the exhibition in the gallery was not inspiring , hopefully the next one will be better.

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North West England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The most interesting exhibit was the musical stones, apart from that a collection of dead birds and insects, with some rather poor local information. The gallery was also a disappointment as the main display was a series of craft owls by local guide troops, why not pictures by local artists? I hope the Wainwright exhibition from May will lift the... More 

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

Dear John, I'm so sorry that you found your visit disapointing. We currently have a mixture of exhibitions throughout the year to suit different audiences including visitors and the local community. As well as the Brownie display we also have: WW1 and Siegfried Herford; Slave Trade to Fair Trade; Fell Running in Skiddaw. From Monday we have The Grandest Views:... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Thank you to Edward who welcomed me warmly and gave a whistlestop tour. The building is superb with views over Fitz Park to the fells and plenty of light to display the excellent collection. So many local museums have fascinating items but they are badly displayed (often due to lack of funds) - here the exhibits are logically displayed, labelling... More 

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

Hi Carolyn, Thanks so much for your enthusiastic review! Edward (one of our many fantastic volunteers) was delighted you enjoyed his introduction! We will pass on your complement to the cafe too. Many Thanks, do come again! More 

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