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Keswick Mining Museum

Otley House Otley Road, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
+44 17687 80055
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half a day well spent

Interesting - not for little ones though. The train ride left me covered in sooty bits but was fun... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2013
Wigan, United Kingdom
Sadly Closed Now

The closure of the mining museum is a sad loss for Keswick. The owner, Ian Tyler has, I understand... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2013
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“A gem!”
9 Sep 2017
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Otley House Otley Road, Keswick CA12 5LE, England
+44 17687 80055
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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
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
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Such a great shame this wonderful museum has now closed, we have visited it for many years and shall miss going there in the future

2  Thank AngelaLittlehampton
Reviewed 2 October 2012

Machines, history, mine, German roots, railway trip. Make sure you've got warm clothing if you go in the mine. A special destination for boys up to the age of 93.

Thank W J D
Reviewed 19 September 2012

This little gold-mine ( no apologies for that) is exactly that; an amazing collection of all kinds of things to do with mining in the Lake District. The exhibition is the result of one man's passion and that of his now departed wife ( a...More

2  Thank louby64
Reviewed 16 September 2012

This little museum has a great stock of books as well as the huge array of minerals. It's such a shame that this little gem is about to close

1  Thank Katharine S
Reviewed 9 September 2012

This is really a little gem of a museum where the Owner knows everything and is ever present. A real character worth listening to.

2  Thank mike_3579
Reviewed 6 August 2012

the man who owns it is very informative and extremely enthuiastic. His collection has took 45 years to put together

1  Thank Pam A
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Thanks to the owner Ian Tyler we now know about the mining history of the Cumbrian area. Ian's enthusiasm and knowledge was good and we enjoyed our visit. The range of minerals, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia were extensive and interesting. We visited the museum on...More

1  Thank Sherryl_10
Reviewed 15 May 2012

This small museum is packed from floor to ceiling with information - and would take hours to do it real justice! We only visited because it was a wet day, having passed it on previous visits, but once inside we were taken with the friendliness...More

Thank Ethelsmama
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