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Keswick Museum

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Address: Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73263
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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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Small and quirky

Stopped by on a rainy day. This is a small museum - you'll be in and out in an hour. A lot on Wainright and the surrounding area. Some quirky exhibits - a local poets shoes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Bob M
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped by on a rainy day. This is a small museum - you'll be in and out in an hour. A lot on Wainright and the surrounding area. Some quirky exhibits - a local poets shoes! But the highlight for me was a unique xylophone made from local stone. Never seen its like and you are encouraged to play it!... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the Wainwright exhibition, well presented with clear information. also good cafe.

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Thank Stuart G
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A brilliant little museum of the style you used to see in all small towns and villages up and down England but are now becoming rare. Lots of interesting objects and when we went two exhibitions, one on Wainwright and the other on mountaineering. Also a nice cafe downstairs. Fully accessible.

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Thank Hobby57
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Two large rooms, one the museum, the other the gallery. The museum had obviously had to scrape the bottom of the barrel regarding museumy things - well faded Victorian stuffed animals, a model (model FFS) of a trilobite, a huge plate, some old rope and a steam train conductor's whistle. Having said that though, the slate-onna-rope xylophone is a thing... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

.. which would get 5 starts if it didn't charge for admittance. Wainwright exhibition was good and worth the price, not sure I would have paid to see the rest of it. Staff really friendly and nice little café downstairs. All modern facilities

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

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed our popular exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' and our lovely café. The museum is largely run by a dedicated group of volunteers who are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about our museum and our beautiful area. Don't forget your £4 admissions ticket gives you free entry to... More 

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

What a little gem of a place. It was great to sit outside and enjoy the view while eating our lunch. Service and food were excellent. Nice little water play area for young children too. The inside area looked very welcoming when it rains. Ice cream was delicious.

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

Hi Sue, We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and café. Our position within Fitz Park is beautiful. We are very keen to welcome visitors of all ages and have a full programme of family activities over the summer holidays. There are exciting workshops every Tuesday and Thursday and you will find all the details... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We hadn't visited the museum for years but came in May as it had been refurbished a was hosting an Alfred Wainwright Exhibition. This in itself was well worth the £4 entry fee which permits entry for a whole year. The Everest Exhibition was interesting as were the old favourites.... We will be back on our next visit to Keswick.... More 

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

Hi Jackie, Thank you for your kind review. We are fortunate to have a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic group of volunteers who love both the museum and our beautiful area. They are committed to welcoming and sharing this with our visitors. We are glad you enjoyed our exhibitions. The museum has also recently launched a 'Keswick in 100 Objects' display... More 

Connecticut
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68 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wandered into this little museum. It shows local history and had a bit of everythig. Good place to buy maps. Great art is on display

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Thank Lumos586
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. There is always something new to see at the museum. Our exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' exploring Alfred Wainwright's relationship with our beautiful area, is proving very popular with visitors. We will be opening until 7.30pm on Wednesdays in August offering even more opportunities... More 

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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Top notch little museum. Good variety of things to see. Friendly staff. Stuffed birds, touring "xylafone" of local stone, really good exhibit of Wainwright works. A must.

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

Thank you so much for your very kind review. Our staff and volunteers work very hard to ensure there is something for everyone at the museum and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit so much. Our exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells', about Wainwright and his relationship with our beautiful area, has been very well received.... More 

Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

This delightful museum has a varied and interesting collection. A well established collection contains a bit of everything: the requisite stuffed bird collection, musical stones (that's right!), paintings, ancient artifacts, industrial history of the area and its part in England's history, and an excellent temporary interactive exhibit on the hiker of the Lakeland fells, Wainwright on display until 4 January... More 

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

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comprehensive review. We are very pleased you enjoyed the wonderful mix of our collections as well as our temporary exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells'. Alfred Wainwright has become so linked to our area and his guides remain very popular to this day. These are all on sale in our shop along... More 

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