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A cabinet of curiosities well worth the visit

Lovely visit to the museum. Didn't see much of the museum tbh as I was obsessed with their hornfels... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jack K
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Visited the Keswick Museum today and have to report it was wonderful. Of special note was the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jlpearce2018
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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
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lovely visit to the museum. Didn't see much of the museum tbh as I was obsessed with their hornfels marimba, which I probably improvised on for at least an hour. 😂 I can heartily recommend the museum purely on the basis of that. Definitely one...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Keswick Museum today and have to report it was wonderful. Of special note was the history of Keswick, featuring it's mining, early industry based around mining, the establishment of the early equivalent of 'fine arts' etc. The current feature of Chris Bonnington was...More

Thank jlpearce2018
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your very kind review. As a largely volunteer run museum we are very proud of our collections and the fascinating local stories that they can tell. We have had some great feedback for our amazing temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' too....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small but very well presented museum. Interesting artifacts and history of Keswick and area. Very friendly staff. Good valueMore

Thank Michael G
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Michael, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and found us good value for money. Your admission ticket gives you free entry for a whole 12 months making it even better! Our friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst exploring Keswick I stumbled across this great little museum. You do have to pay for entry though this covers you for an entire year and they often have different exhibitions on. When I visited they had the Chris Bonnington Man And Mountain exhibition- I...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Richard, Thank you for our review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition is an eclectic mix of fascinating objects many of which were collected by Peter Crosthwaite in the 1700s. He was a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We particularly enjoyed the Chris Bonnington Exhibition, the corner about women climbers and the glockenspiel made from some sort of stone was also amusing. A good idea to have a ticket that allows you to return again, especially, I imagine for the locals.More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington' has been very popular with local people and visitors alike. There is so much to see and do within the exhibition that many people are making good use of that 12 month ticket! The musical stones...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Leaned a lot about the area's history ~ well worth the time. The temporary exhibition about a local climber was excellent and appreciated the show about the history of women climbers in the area. Nice coffee shop and gift store.More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

Hi Monica, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the brand new fascinating exhibition, 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington'. Chris is one of Britain's most iconic climbers and we are privileged to host this exhibition about his amazing life and achievements by...More

Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting well worth a visit to find out about the history of the local area well worth a visit on a wet dayMore

Thank mitchian
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. We hope you enjoyed the amazing 'HERstory of Keswick' temporary exhibition all about the contribution women have made to our beautiful town. Just time for another look before it closes on May 10th. 'Bonnington-Man and Mountain' opens on May...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Very interesting, especially the slate xylophone! Cafe good too, need better signposting from town centre!More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. With our cafe and setting within Fitz Park, not to mention our amazing collection, exhibitions and activities, we offer a great day out for visitors of all ages. Your £4.50 admission ticket gives you free entry for 12...More

Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a lovely little museum in beautiful surroundings and staffed with enthusiastic volunteers. As with all museums they do not have the space to display all the items they own but they manage to exhibit a wide cross section of items so there is...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Our amazing 'HERstory of Keswick' exhibition runs until 10th May and will be followed on 19th May by 'Man and Mountain: Chris Bonnington' exploring the fascinating life...More

Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a visit to the Museum. The lady on reception on Thursday 25th January was very helpful and helpful. The displays were very interesting and informative and well laid out. The museum is well worth visiting.More

Thank Degman
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Our fantastic new exhibition, 'Herstory of Keswick', is now open!! The exhibition offers the opportunity to explore our town through the eyes of some amazing women including our own local...More

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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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