Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum: Hours, Address, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Mines
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Naeuve
2 contributions
Insight into an important part of Lake District history and a steam train ride the kids moved.
Jul 2021 • Family
Great trip - the steam train trip to the quarries and the well-informed talk was excellent. A real insight the history of slate mining. Museum was packed full of exhibits and information- spent more time than we intended. I wish the group who have clearly worked hard to make the museum such a lovely attraction all the best in their plans to extend the railway and the site. Will come back to see it again.
Written 30 July 2021
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Helen R
1 contribution
Great experience
Jul 2021
Loved this place. The staff are so friendly and the steam train trip is perfect for children. The museum is interesting and the little shop is good value. It seems like the place is a labour of love and we really like places like this that are genuine.
Written 23 July 2021
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John S
Uxbridge, UK874 contributions
Not only educational but entertaining - a fascinating museum.
May 2021
As impressive as the scenery is, what lies underneath the Lake District is just as fascinating. This wonderful little museum does the job of educating you – quite magnificently. It’s extremely interesting for both inquisitive adult and child alike. With steam train rides to satisfy those kids who want a little more. I wouldn’t recommend it for the “Drive along the A591, buy gingerbread, then leave” tourist but for anyone with even a vague interest in the mineral wealth of the English Lakes –it’s an absolute must.
Written 16 July 2021
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CraigHamilton1981
Aspatria, UK49 contributions
Great Place to Visit for Kids (and Big Kids)
Jun 2021
My youngest son visited here during half-term and it was a very enjoyable morning for us both. The highlights were the panning for gold and the ride on the steam engine. The value was great with it costing only £13 for us both (inclusive of the panning).

The staff was friendly and welcoming and I would definitely visit again.
Written 8 June 2021
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WorldTravellerfromGB
London, UK174 contributions
Great Stop and Unique Museum
May 2021
This museum is a brilliant hidden gem. You can see some of the old machinery and photos of miners from yesteryear. The highlight is the train ride which takes you into the heart of the quarry where you then have a bit of time to explore. After returning to the museum, there are also picnic benches with a beautiful view of the surrounding area.

We hiked here on the old railway route - all the way from Keswick which took 2 hours and was beautiful and well laid out (after the popular route finishes, you just cross over the flyover and then can pick up the old railway route but best to check on a map before heading off). We then took the bus back from nearby Thirlkeld village.
Written 28 May 2021
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CumbrianCamelLover
Penrith, UK243 contributions
Fun day out which won't break the bank
Oct 2020
A small, cheap (cost wise), no frills experience run by the friendliest enthusiasts! Don't expect hi tech exhibits in the museum but do expect lots of information, which will thoroughly entertain any geologists out there! The steam train was fantastic fun for my 13 year old, train mad, son! A short journey but they were not busy, so we went twice! The place is not slick and tidy but is set in a picturesque landscape. Anyone with train mad young'uns should check this place out. My dog enjoyed himself too! Had a lovely time there.
Written 30 October 2020
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Leah H
5 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2020 • Couples
Visited this and was worth it. Would have paid more to visit. Went on the train ride round the quarry. Then went in the museum. You can then make your own way round exploring all the old excavators. Very interesting! Loved it!
Written 17 October 2020
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loosecannonlondon
london49 contributions
So pleased we made the effort!
Sep 2020 • Family
A hidden gem, run by passionate volunteers and worth a special trip,even during these crazy Covid times when you can’t go down into the mine . Our two year old LOVED the 25 minute adventure on the train and will almost certainly be back this week for another go.
Written 22 September 2020
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CCFML
London, UK22 contributions
Unexpected fun little museum!
Sep 2020 • Friends
We only discovered this museum by taking a wrong turn but it was great!! £3 for a ride on a little train up to a quarry, loads of cool machinery to look at, panning for minerals which I can imagine kids would love. Friendly staff, low prices, lovely little detour that's well worth a visit! Oh and dog friendly even on the train ride!
Written 10 September 2020
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kaparobi
Reigate, UK231 contributions
A great find
Aug 2020 • Family
The museum is very interesting to find out about the geology of the area. Then a short walk up to the machinery for exploring. Followed by a nice little ride on the steam train and some panning for "gold"! Mine tour currently closed for Covid reasons but everything else open and measures in place. A good couple of hours well spent and good value.
Written 21 August 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00


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