We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Keswick, England
Phone Number: 017687-79747
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 153 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Interesting museum in a spectacular setting.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RayattheBay
,
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 152: English reviews
Funchal, Portugal
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank gkjk2016
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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.

Helpful?
Thank Daro2
Colchester
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank V0yager1
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
161 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Helpful?
1 Thank RayattheBay
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll need a car to get to it but it's well worth it if you like industrial archaeology. Friendly and helpful staff, a nice little train ride and a small museum and a large collection of old excavators. If you like narrow gauge railways ask to see their Bagnal steam loco if they aren't using it!

Helpful?
Thank Hobby57
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Our family came away from the quarry all having had a fantastic afternoon out. As parents we learned about the varied mining and geology in the Lakes, our son enjoyed the steam train and going in the underground mine (a very realistic reproduction), we all enjoyed walking around the amazing old machinery and seeing restoration in progress. Staff were fantastic... More 

Helpful?
Thank Dunc A
Workington, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Decided to visit here as we have passed the sign for the quarry on countless occasions whilst driving along the A66. It is a disused quarry with a museum giving the history of quarrying in the Lake District. There is also the chance to go underground with a guide to walk through a mock up of a lead mine, steam... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ruth J
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

After driving up a rather neglected road we arrived in the car park and rather thought someone was winding us up. There's a load of dilapidated earth moving equipment, some caravans and a large prefab hut that is the museum and ticket office. First impressions soon turned out to be incorrect as we spent the next two and a half... More 

Helpful?
Thank Steve M
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Fantastic morning out. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Amazing place with lots to do including a train ride, walks up to the quarry, museum and shop. Lots of vintage machinery to look around. You can also go into the mine but my son is only 4 and the age requirement is 5. Will definitely be back again so we can experience... More 

Helpful?
Thank chezabelle1978
Weymouth
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Initially went as my husband is researching Elizabethan mining and thought there would be stuff about the lead and copper mines - there was, though sadly no publication. But there was also a short ride on a narrow gauge train into the quarry, with a knowledgeable escort, who also opened up the engine shed for us to see the saddle... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bobbysgirl626

Travelers who viewed Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum also viewed

Keswick, Lake District
Keswick, Lake District
 

Been to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?