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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Excellent museum

We enjoyed a visit to the Museum. The lady on reception on Thursday 25th January was very helpful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
degman
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Staffordshire
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Nice place to visit on a rainy day

Had a few hours to spare on a rainy morning in Keswick before heading home and visited this small... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BostonHWC
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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"interesting exhibits"
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"his life"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a few hours to spare on a rainy morning in Keswick before heading home and visited this small but interesting museum.Have visited it before and like the way they reinvent the displays with new ideas and local historical facts.Good cafe underneath for coffee and...More

Thank BostonHWC
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. Our fantastic new exhibition, 'Herstory of Keswick', is now open!! Offering a new and fascinating insight into Keswick through the eyes of women through time, there is so much to explore and so much to see. We do hope...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A lovely welcome from the helpful ladies on the reception,and a nicely laid-out shop and cafe. Having said that, the museum itself, surely the focal point of the whole place, was a huge disappointment. Stuffed creatures which had seen better days; cases and cases of...More

Thank Susan Elizabeth M
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2018

So sorry you were disappointed Susan and that you found us between major temporary exhibitions. The permanent collection exhibition at the moment is 'Keswick In 100 Curious Objects' - perhaps this was not explained properly to you - I do apologise. There is a free...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Just be clear this is NOT the Pencil Museum - it is the genuine article a real local museum that should interest visitors wanting to know about the stories behind the tourist trail and explore local culture and community identity. Do visit, take your time,...More

Thank Clare P
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Hi Claire, Thank you for your lovely review. The museum prides itself in welcoming visitors of all ages to experience and enjoy the fascinating heritage of our wonderful landscape and history. We very much hope you will be back to use your admission ticket giving...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This local museum is both charming and interesting in equal measures. Well worth a visit and has a cafe also.More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hi Alvin, Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Your admission ticket gives you free entry for 12 months so you will be able to enjoy all our up and coming exhibitions and events. There is not long to...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Spent a couple of enjoyable hours looking round this small but enjoyable museum. There is a permanent display featuring objects from the history of Keswick with many examples of geology. The temporary exhibition about the mountain Blencathra was surprisingly very interesting and worth a view....More

Thank Kevin W
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your great review. We are delighted you enjoyed our exhibitions and that you found us value for money. Don't forget your admission ticket gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months. We look forward to seeing you again...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Some interisting exhibits and nick nacks. They have exhibitions which are well presented. Cafe was ok,More

Thank Gerry195
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Gerry, Thank you for your review. It is great that you found our exhibitions to be interesting and well presented. The present temporary exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra', has proved very popular with many visitors returning to have another look. As a local...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

The museum is fairly small but packed with interesting exhibits. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a nice little cafe downstairs. Exhibits include geology, natural and human history and information regarding local fell runners. The current Blencathra Exhibition is absolutely fascinating...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Graham, Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Our enthusiastic and friendly volunteer staff are committed to giving all our visitors a warm welcome. While a fantastic cafe onsite offers the opportunity to make a...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is one of those small, well-managed, local museums that show how it should be done. Numerous and very interesting displays on the Keswick area including its geology, natural and human history and some fascinating personalities including notable fell runners and a local boy who...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Roger, We are so pleased you enjoyed the museum so much. Thank you. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' takes you on a fascinating journey through some of the more quirky items in our collection giving lots of insights into our beautiful...More

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The museum has had a major facelift since I last visited it many years ago. They have kept a lot of what they had before but have enhanced it tremendously. The exhibition about Blencathra was really interesting with many different forms of presenting the information....More

Thank Dannykimweed
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Danny, Thank you for your kind review. You are right. The museum reopened in 2014 after a Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment which gave us the opportunity to re display and develop our collection as well as new exciting temporary exhibitions and events. We are...More

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sandy10012
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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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