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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Great museum

We weren’t going to head over to the museum - but glad we did. Spectacular collection of old cranes... read more

Reviewed October 27, 2018
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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A little gem

Visiting the area, and decided to visit the museum. Very interesting collection of excavators etc... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Nigel D
Anglesey, United Kingdom
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Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4TT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a brilliant trip, kids and adults absolutely loved it. Steam train ride around the quarry, getting off and hunting for Santa then indoors to sit and chat with him, receive a present, mulled wine/warm blackcurrant and mince pies/biscuits afterwards. Great value for money, small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with my wife and train mad 4yr old boy. What a good place to explore ! There is a small museum with some good exhibits, a sifting area to try your luck, plenty of old mining machines to look at, a short train...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t going to head over to the museum - but glad we did. Spectacular collection of old cranes and rope winch vehicles. Very interesting museum - some seriously hard work carried out here by volunteers to get this place up and running. Caught the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vegieplot
Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is how museums should be, run by knowledgeable enthusiasts and run for the benefit of visitors. The museum is great for all ages. The trip on the train was great, opening up a vista of old excavators in the the quarry. The museum itself...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018

We visited the museum today and were very impressed. It is a “down to earth” place. Nothing fancy but lots of interesting displays in the museum. Lots of old and fascinating machinery outside. Very interesting “mine” tour. Good little gifts and booklets available for sale...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Excellent information centre here, staff very helpful. Small gift shop..Very useful for Bus timetables and information on what to fo and places yo go.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dafona
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Our three generation family visited this afternoon. It was a lot of fun for all the children ages 3, 7 and 8. The train ride was a perfect time - not too long or short. Panning for gems was also fun.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank windsorsmom
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Visiting the area, and decided to visit the museum. Very interesting collection of excavators etc and other quarry vehicles. Museum itself is very good, lots of photographs etc, and rock samples. Walk to quarry is not too steep, and not far. Ride on the narrow...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel D
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We took the steam train up to the quarry however you can walk up. We were given a history of the quarry and train which was really interesting. There is also a little museum which was very informative. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thomas m
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out. Plenty of things to do and staff/volunteers were great. Both our boys aged 14 and 11 loved every activity from mining for gem stones to going into a mine, museum, seeing all the old machinery and the train ride. Spent about 3...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Viv C
February 13, 2017|
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Response from 45543HomeGuard | Reviewed this property |
Hi Sorry for the late response. You have probably sought the information elsewhere; but if not here are some details: The railway costs £3 adult £1.50 child. The underground mining tour is extra at £5 and £2.50 respectively... More
September 1, 2016|
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Response from Daro2 | Reviewed this property |
They have a price list out the front. The above answer is vaguely correct. You don't have to do everything. We just did the museum and tour. Be sure to phone ahead to book your place on the tour as it does sell out!
September 29, 2015|
Response from 45543HomeGuard | Reviewed this property |
Yes, its a lovely place to explore with a dog. The site is quite open and has plenty of space to roam.