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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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getting dear

We always spend a day at Keswick when visiting the Lakes ,but it gets dearer each year The car... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
becky47Sunderland
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sunderland
A wet lunch time.

I have visited before, so was ready for the main room. I think it is quite nice that the old... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bec1623
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place! Newly refurbished museum which tells the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture, plus activities, events and temporary exhibitions. Wonderful cafe and facilities!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We always spend a day at Keswick when visiting the Lakes ,but it gets dearer each year The car parks cost £3 for 2 hours .The public Toilets are 40 p , Well worth a visit is Roly s Fudge shop in Lake road ,lots...More

Thank becky47Sunderland
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, We very much hope we offer value for money here at Keswick Museum. The £4.25 admission ticket for an adult, and £2.50 for a child, gives you entry to the museum for a whole year and we are keen to welcome visitors of all...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

I have visited before, so was ready for the main room. I think it is quite nice that the old display cabinets have been kept to show the exhibits as they were. The other room is used for special exhibitions,. Last time it was Wainwright's...More

Thank bec1623
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our popular 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain' exhibition. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' will have taken you on a journey through the amazing heritage of our beautiful area as...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this museum as the weather was not predicted to be good. There are two main exhibition areas on the entrance level as well as a shop, plus a further space at the lower level and a cafe. The main reason for e visit was...More

Thank TrinityDave
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Dave, Thank you for your very kind review. You really did make the most of our wonderful museum! An excellent idea to break off half way through for tasty refreshments in our cafe. We are delighted you found the £4.25 annual ticket value for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cheap Excellent and interesting exhibitions on Mountaineering, Blencathra and 100 curious things. Helpful and Friendly Staff Shop and Cafe on premises Admission ticket valid for re-entry for 12 monthsMore

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris and Barbara, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you found us such value for money. Our volunteer staff are committed to offering all our visitors a warm welcome. Keep hold of your 12 month ticket. This month we are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I use the word little just in terms of size. It is not meant to be derogatory at all. The museum is modern and light and the staff great. For its size it packs in a lot of stuff. It feels like a Victorian collection....More

Thank MummaMedia
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our volunteer staff who have such an amazing knowledge and love of our wonderful museum and heritage. Don't forget your £4.25 admission...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I went here to kill some time and found it to be most enjoyable I loved the camera exhibition and I was fascinated by all the draws of bird eggs. I still have my pass so I will be visiting again very soon.More

Thank Kay B
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kay, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. There are some fascinating artefacts on display along with photographs and paintings, not to mention film and oral history. It has been a labour of...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It was raining and this museum was just down the road so we headed over. Umm...random collection of 'stuff' really. There was a good exhibition on about a mountain that is on until early 2018 (I think). The large glockenspiel/xylophone was cool. But apart from...More

Thank Johnathan J
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed our very popular temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. You are right. The exhibition runs until January 4th 2018 so plenty of time to use your £4.25 admission ticket to visit...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

More of a commercial venture than a cultural hub. Its a refurbished building housing a collection of stuffed animals and a slate key board. Yes there are other things but in my humble opinion a waste of time and not cheep. Many other museum's across...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not find our museum value for money. Opened in 1898 as the first purpose built museum in the county we house a large and very varied collection of archaeology, social history, natural history...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Keswick seems to exist more as a setting off point for viewing the Lake District than as an attraction unto itself. Having said that, the Keswick Museum is a nice local museum that is worth an hour or so, particularly on a rainy day. The...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elaine and Greg, Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the fascinating 'Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition guiding you round the most quirky items in our collection. We do highlight the beautiful local area and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lots of local exhibits - ranging a mummified cat found in a church roof to what I can only describe as an immense stone-based xylophone. Also a very good exhibition on the Blencathra mountain, and on the life and work of Joe Tasker.More

Thank Gary W
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed so much about our wonderful museum. Our temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain', is proving very popular indeed with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket...More

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