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Keswick Mining Museum

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Address: Otley House Otley Road, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 80055

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Sadly the mining museum closed down in 2013.,

Sadly the mining museum closed in 2013. In its time it was good, kids could even pan for gold. Threlkeld Quarry museum and Honister slate mine would be alternatives.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2015
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Keswick, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Was a good museum but was closed over 3 years ago .I think the owner has now retired.The building is unused at present

1 Thank nedrow5791
Oban, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Always worth a visit on a rainy day, better than most of similar in various regions I have called in to view, clean, tidy and helpful.

Thank Highlander947
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

Sadly the mining museum closed in 2013. In its time it was good, kids could even pan for gold. Threlkeld Quarry museum and Honister slate mine would be alternatives.

1 Thank 123Horace123
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Unfortunately because of the rain we couldn't go down into the mine. Lots of information about the mine and workers in the museum. On a warmer and drier day we would have stayed for the train ride.

Thank Carole W
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105 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

Please remove this listing as it is no longer there. There is a mining museum in threlkeld and a slate mine at Honister pass but both visits require a car.

2 Thank persistent
Manchester, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Loved it, very informative and well worth a visit! Good car parking and very easy to find. Very nice exhibits and staff very friendly

Thank Gaily1
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2014

The wall isn't very high, more bouldering but a good option if its wet. Shame its moved to outside the town

1 Thank DGY-Eaglescliffe
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013

As this museum is now closed ,unfortunately, due to retirement. Some of these reviewers appear confused as they must have visited the Threlkeld mining museum as they mention the train and the underground mine experience. Although different it is well worth a visit if you are interested in geology or like steam trains or vintage excavators.

4 Thank Jan D
Wigan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

Interesting - not for little ones though. The train ride left me covered in sooty bits but was fun. Lots of lovely chunks of slate just lying about!

Thank Judge866
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126 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2013

The closure of the mining museum is a sad loss for Keswick. The owner, Ian Tyler has, I understand, retired - which he undoubtedly deserved to do, but it is a great loss to geological enthusiasts

4 Thank Appenazow

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