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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4TT, England
+44 17687 79747
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My favourite museum

This has to be my favourite museum. The site offers a range of activities, including an indoor... read more

Reviewed February 16, 2018
lei_katenip
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Kirkby Lonsdale, United Kingdom
best place for young children

It's a rainy day when we were in Lake District. We enjoyed the museum and mining tour (very... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
DeliaYang
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick CA12 4TT, England
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+44 17687 79747
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"steam train"
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"train ride"
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"narrow gauge"
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"enthusiastic staff"
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"industrial heritage"
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"couple of hours"
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"hard hat"
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"lake district"
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"an interesting place"
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"well worth the money"
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"little gem"
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"car park"
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"panning for gold"
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"rainy day"
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"gem panning"
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"minerals"
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Reviewed February 16, 2018

This has to be my favourite museum. The site offers a range of activities, including an indoor museum, mine tour, steam train rides, panning for gems in the stream, mine machinery collection, and a shop. On our first visit we were greeted at the shop...More

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Reviewed November 7, 2017

It's a rainy day when we were in Lake District. We enjoyed the museum and mining tour (very informative). Children spent hours on the pan next to the river (gold digger?). Train ride was okay, but kids love to take train so i cannot take...More

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Reviewed November 2, 2017

We visited as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children aged 12 and 9) on a cold October afternoon during our half term stay in Keswick. I wondered how many people know about this place as it was very quiet when we arrived......More

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Reviewed October 24, 2017

An amazing abundance of information about the extensive mining history of the district and the vast range of ores and minerals that were extracted from the hills in the district. The steam train is well maintained but the run is short

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

A visit with children between 5-12 years old. Museum interesting, collection of excavators was just a pile of old rusting diggers! The train ride was ok however the guided mine tour was brilliant very informative guide and just the right length of time and info...More

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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

It's at heart of lake district, so, you can expect nice scenic view near by. They have a small train station for small ride, but only at three times a day. Mine itself is good, It's a make shift mine, not original one. Museum is...More

1  Thank Gaurav S
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

We very much enjoyed looking at the samples of rocks and minerals from quarries in the area, which were displayed effectively. We do have an interest in geology though, so not everyone might be as keen as we were. Very reasonable entry fee of £3

Thank CarolABooth
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Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

We found this museum by chance what an interesting place especially for digger , train and mining enthusiasts, best of all a very relaxed atmosphere and great staff.would love to go back to this unusually unspoilt museum .

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We went as a group including 2 grandchildren - there are several "parts" to the visit : the basic entrance fee includes the museum, you pay extra for the mine tour, railway and "panning for gold" so the cost can certainly add up. All parts...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

It's nice to have an attraction which isn't bland and sterile. This place has character and the prices are entirely reasonable with fantastic view. Went with a 3 year old so couldn't do the whole experience but the train ride was lovely and we loved...More

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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
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SUE J
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!
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Tinabrook
September 29, 2015|
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Yes, its a lovely place to explore with a dog. The site is quite open and has plenty of space to roam.
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