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Keswick Museum

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Address: Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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+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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Friendly museum.

What a lovely museum. There is a natural history room, a gallery of old photos and an area about climbing and mountaineering. There is also a huge slate glockenspiel type... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Emma S
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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Wolverhampton, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and for just over £4 I expected to spend at least an hour here. When we entered we were greeted by a very friendly volunteer who informed us what exhibitions were on and off we went. We took in the photography exhibition first, not really of my interest but my other half enjoyed it,... More 

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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a lovely museum. There is a natural history room, a gallery of old photos and an area about climbing and mountaineering. There is also a huge slate glockenspiel type instrument from Victorian times that you can have a go on. There is a small cafe in the basement and an adjoining park. The staff were very friendly and informative.... More 

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Thank Emma S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Emma, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit; thanks for your lovely review! Our volunteers do an amazing job welcoming visitors and will be chuffed that you took the time to write and tell us that you appreciated it. Many thanks and hope to see you again, Sue More 

Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A small town museum that is professionally run by local volunteers. They draw on the very rich history of the Keswick/Borrowdale area, including musical rocks; Lakeland Poets; Ruskin, William Morris and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. There's also the massive 1830s 3-D Model of the Lake District made by Flintoft. Then there's the more usual range of natural history,... More 

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Thank philhunt99
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Phil, Thank you for your very kind review. We are so fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of volunteers dedicated to the museum and its visitors. We are so pleased you enjoyed our Victorian Gallery and hope you found the display of 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' enjoyable and enlightening. The 'Instanto Outdoors'... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the photo exhibition and the lovely community cafe. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The museum was very interesting.

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

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Our new exhibition, 'Instanto Outdoors', is proving very popular with visitors fascinated by both the old and new images of climbers in the fells all taken with the same Instanto box camera which is around 100 years old! It was used originally by the Abraham brothers and then last year by Henry Iddon... More 

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45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Keswick Museum has plenty of wide ranging and very interesting local items, and is certainly worth a visit if you're in the town. Plenty of nearby parking and a friendly welcome make this a treat for visitors of all ages. Nice gift items in the small shop. Buying a ticket gives you entry for 12 months, and being 40mins away,... More 

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Thank Paul S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Paul! Glad you enjoyed your first visit. Our super new exhibition focusing on photos taken with a Victorian glass plate camera - both then and now - opened on 14th Jan. So there is already something new to come back for if you didn't catch it. Find out more about it on BBC Countryfile, BBC Breakfast... More 

West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Good value at £4.00 each, plus the ticket is valid for one year although I'm not sure you would actually want to visit more than once as it is quite small. The Wainwright exhibits are very interesting and take up approx half of the venue. The remaining space is a mixture of all manner of strange items. Interesting, with some... More 

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Thank Lee S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the admission price for the museum good value for money and that you also enjoyed our temporary exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells'. We offer a full programme of changing exhibitions so there is always something new and exciting to see. 20th January 2017 sees... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
185 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We have been meaning to call in here for some years. Since its renovation and the Wainwright Exhibition, we decided to go - great value as your entry fee covers you for a year. The old exhibits are fascinating as is the Wainwright Exhibition. the cafe and toilets downstairs are excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Keswick.

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Thank Malcolm A
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you found your £4 admission charge for 12 months entry to the museum value for money. We are delighted you enjoyed our very popular exhibition,'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' and our Victorian Gallery. We hope you got involved with the 'A History of Keswick in a... More 

north wales
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85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

Very interesting local museum. Reasonable charge and ticket lasts for 12 months. Go downstairs and then go to café which has some lovely cakes and you can sit outside and watch the cricket if the local team are playing.

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found our admission charge value for money. Don't forget that this gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months from purchase and you will always find something new going on here at the museum. Our very popular exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells', all about... More 

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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

It was so lucky that when we visited Keswick the museum had a special exhibition on A.Wainwright. Its was so interesting. And enjoyed it a lot. The staff was so friendly and nice. Really worth a visit.

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

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' has proved a very popular exhibition with visitors and is still on until Jan 4th 2017 so there is the chance to have another look. We are a largely volunteer run museum and we pride ourselves in offering visitors a warm, friendly and informative welcome. We... More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

plenty to see, enjoyed the wainwright exhibition. lots for children to interact with/dress up, 4yo enjoyed it a lot

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Thank E H
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you got involved in all our family activities. There is something for everyone here at the museum from trails, craft activities and dressing up clothes for children to detailed displays and interactives for adults. The Victorian Gallery reveals 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' and the chance to... More 

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