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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
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We went when a steam event was on so the mine was shut but the museum was open and a short train ride to the quarry to see the diggers and draggers in operation and the had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Bobby916
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Nailsea, United Kingdom

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Oldbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on the steam weekend having researched this on line. Knew the mine would be shut but astonished that the prices had doubled because of the event - no mention of this on the website and chose not to stay because of this.

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Nailsea, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went when a steam event was on so the mine was shut but the museum was open and a short train ride to the quarry to see the diggers and draggers in operation and the had a steam dragger working as well, being honest i did think it was a bit pricy for what it was but you can... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is our second visit to this mining museum. It now has a narrow gauge railway running 3x a day at specific times. Get on board as it takes you in old aggregate waggons to higher levels of the quarry, it doesn't take long [allow 20mins there and back with a stop at the top] but is good fun and... More 

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Burnham-on-Sea, England
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in an old quarry there is a mining museum, a working narrow gauge (2' nominal) quarry railway and a display of old mechanical shovels and drag-lines (as previously used in quarries) in various states of repair, this being the home of the Vintage Excavator Trust. You can ride round the quarry on the train and demonstrations of some of... More 

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour of the mine was both informative and entertaining. It lasted 40 minutes. You don't go very far into the mine but in every way you get a sense of what it must have been like to work there.

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of mining, quarrying for minerals, looking at samples of rocks etc. or old cranes in an old quarry with a fabulous panorama of Cumbrian hills then this is the place to visit. IF YOU LOVE NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS then this is also the place to come to sample the 2ft gauge line. It... More 

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Funchal, Portugal
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing, the biggest collection of the biggest old digger, earth movers and everything else. Even my partner (lady) was amused. Gold panning for the kids, ride on a little train. Cutting and polishing slate and so on. There was also a mining museum with a great collection from tools to rocks. I deal for families with kids... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The small museum is interesting (we spent an hour), but the 45ish minute tour is well worth it for the great info and storytelling. The setting is of course very spectacular, and it's a perfect family or couples activity too.

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Colchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Really enjoyed visiting here. The mine tour was interesting and informative, giving a great perspective on the history of a working mine. The steam train ride was fun, although you may get some black smuts on your clothing so if you're worried use the covered carriages! What I really liked here was that this place is not commercialised and you... More 

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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

My mate and I pitched up here yesterday not really knowing what to expect, but we were pleasantly surprised. Approached via a steep and rough track, the museum at first looks like a giant scrap yard. Which, in a sense, it is. There are lots of excavators and a steam roller in various states of disrepair, presumably awaiting restoration when... More 

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