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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Chris Bonnington exhibition v good

I enjoyed the film and, having read many of his books, I enjoyed seeing the artefacts that have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clare O
Great, family-friendly little museum

This is a great little museum full of fascinating objects, illustrating the history of Keswick from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andie141
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Great exhibitions, activities and cafe in a glorious park setting by the river. Giant map, musical stones and loads for kids to do. Open daily 10-4
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“musical stones” (28 reviews)
“local history” (13 reviews)
“mummified cat” (5 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the film and, having read many of his books, I enjoyed seeing the artefacts that have actually been up Everest. The gear that you see in the photos. The tent was good and interactive for the kids as was the stone xylophone which...More

Thank Clare O
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Clare, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the amazing 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington' exhibition as well as 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exploring this stunning area through our own collections. The Musical Stones are a big draw. Even...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great little museum full of fascinating objects, illustrating the history of Keswick from the Stone Age through to present day. Plenty of interactive items for the kids, including dressing-up, and the chance to play the giant 'musical stones' xylophone. Other highlights include...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I think you have covered it all! We love to welcome visitors of all ages and offer all sorts of exciting activities for families. During the summer holidays we run fun workshops on Tuesdays and Thursdays every...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admire the locals tenacity in keeping this lovely little museum open through challenging times .I was particularly interested in the Keswick School of Industrial Art exhibits and would love to have seen more . The Chris Bonnington exhibition is well worth a look and...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind review. As a charity run largely by volunteers we are very proud of our wonderful museum and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Our volunteers are committed to offering a friendly welcome to visitors of all ages....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited on a whim while my partner climbed a mountain (I don't have the head for rock climbing!). Although small this museum has a lot of things packed in. The collection may seem a little random but everything had a connection to the local...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted you found us and enjoyed your visit. Our amazing volunteer staff are always on hand to enhance your visit with their knowledge and enthusiasm. Don't forget that your value for money £4.50 admission ticket gives you free entry to the museum for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful exhibition on climbing ( women) plus the Chris Bonington exhibition too. What a treat. Cafe was very reasonably priced as well. Incredible staff. Could not fault them or the museum. Will be back !More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Both of these great exhibitions have been put on in partnership with the Mountain Heritage Trust and are proving very popular. We have a wonderful dedicated team of volunteer staff in the museum who are committed to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great use of a spare hour in Keswick with a very well presented exhibition and short film on the life of the man and the mountaineering. Seemed like a very personal and reflective time with this great character of British mountaineering.More

Thank Lucy A
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Lucy, We are so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous 'Man+Mountain' exhibition and also hope you were able to explore 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' which offers a fascinating look at the town and surrounding landscape through the museum's own collection. If...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hottest day of the year. And the only song I can think of playing is in the bleak midwinter on the slate xylophone. Worth the visit just for that tremendous piece of kit. Really good fun. Loved the old arrowheads and Roman artefacts. Great old...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your great review. Our musical stones, made with local Hornfels stone, are a great draw. We like all our visitors to have a go! The Richardson family played them for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace so you are in very...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating details of Chris Bonnington's life (nice film) and details of expeditions (see the planning file!). Lots of other great stuff too and nice cafe downstairs (but had run out of toilet paper in the gents).More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are delighted that you enjoyed our great exhibition, 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington'. It is on until 6th January 2019 so plenty of time to use your admission ticket to visit again for free! With our fabulous cafe looking onto Fitz Park, events and activities for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited museum with daughter niece and nephew 9,8 and 5. Really welcoming staff. Got kids involved with all the interactive exhibits, activities and puzzles. Really interesting quirky museum. Chrus Bonnington exhibit is great with plenty of things to interest the kids too. Gentleman on reception...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. Our amazing volunteer staff are always delighted to welcome visitors of all ages to the museum. We are very keen to offer a fantastic visit to all and it is great to see how you have immersed yourselves...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent about 2.5hrs here (inc. lunch) with two kids (8 and 4) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We only visited the permanent exhibition, but equipped with lots of different quizzes for the kids and a magnifying glass each the time flew by. The main exhibition is...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your great review. What can I say! We are very pleased that, as a family, you enjoyed your visit so much and found so many exciting things to do. The summer holidays are now here and, for the next six weeks,...More

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sandy10012
November 17, 2017|
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Sorry, we only allow assistance dogs into the museum. There is a dry balcony at the front of the building where they can wait though. Best Sue Mackay Manager
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