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Keswick Museum

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Address: Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
Phone Number: +44 17687 73263
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Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place!

Newly refurbished museum which...

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!

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Brilliant local museum

We have been meaning to call in here for some years. Since its renovation and the Wainwright Exhibition, we decided to go - great value as your entry fee covers you for a year... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Malcolm A
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good value at £4.00 each, plus the ticket is valid for one year although I'm not sure you would actually want to visit more than once as it is quite small. The Wainwright exhibits are very interesting and take up approx half of the venue. The remaining space is a mixture of all manner of strange items. Interesting, with some... More 

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Thank Lee S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Lee, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the admission price for the museum good value for money and that you also enjoyed our temporary exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells'. We offer a full programme of changing exhibitions so there is always something new and exciting to see. 20th January 2017 sees... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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329 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been meaning to call in here for some years. Since its renovation and the Wainwright Exhibition, we decided to go - great value as your entry fee covers you for a year. The old exhibits are fascinating as is the Wainwright Exhibition. the cafe and toilets downstairs are excellent. Well worth a visit if you are in Keswick.

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Thank Malcolm A
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi Malcolm, Thank you for your kind review. We are very pleased you found your £4 admission charge for 12 months entry to the museum value for money. We are delighted you enjoyed our very popular exhibition,'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' and our Victorian Gallery. We hope you got involved with the 'A History of Keswick in a... More 

north wales
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85 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting local museum. Reasonable charge and ticket lasts for 12 months. Go downstairs and then go to café which has some lovely cakes and you can sit outside and watch the cricket if the local team are playing.

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Thank waggalot
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you found our admission charge value for money. Don't forget that this gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months from purchase and you will always find something new going on here at the museum. Our very popular exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells', all about... More 

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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

It was so lucky that when we visited Keswick the museum had a special exhibition on A.Wainwright. Its was so interesting. And enjoyed it a lot. The staff was so friendly and nice. Really worth a visit.

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Thank Signe M
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' has proved a very popular exhibition with visitors and is still on until Jan 4th 2017 so there is the chance to have another look. We are a largely volunteer run museum and we pride ourselves in offering visitors a warm, friendly and informative welcome. We... More 

Penrith, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

plenty to see, enjoyed the wainwright exhibition. lots for children to interact with/dress up, 4yo enjoyed it a lot

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Thank E H
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you got involved in all our family activities. There is something for everyone here at the museum from trails, craft activities and dressing up clothes for children to detailed displays and interactives for adults. The Victorian Gallery reveals 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' and the chance to... More 

Co Antrim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I really enjoyed this museum, the musical stones are worth a play and the Wainwright exhibition was very interesting. Well worth a visit.

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Thank George C
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi George, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed our exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells'. It has proved very popular with visitors and is still on until January 4th 2017. The musical stones in the Victorian Gallery are one of our most iconic items and we love visitors to have a... More 

Derby, England
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The name of Wainwright is so well known, but it was great to see an exhibition here which explained his life, and his extraordinary dedication and highly skilled mapping of the Lake District's landscape. Someone had had the bright idea of getting visitors to put stick-on-foot-prints onto a large map, to show their favourite spots. Unfortunately this was so popular,... More 

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your review and your suggestions. Our exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells', has been so popular and many visitors have been keen to leave their mark on the map! It is on display until January 4th 2017 so still time to have another look. We also hope you enjoyed the Victorian Gallery... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

If you are interested in local history and have heard of Alfred Wainright you can while away a pleasant couple of or more, if time allows, in this very interesting museum. For only £4.00 admission (Valid for a year) it is possible to follow the history of Keswick and the surrounding area back to the Romans and beyond. There is... More 

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Thank rochesterrambler
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased you found our varied displays and collections value for money. 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' has proved a very popular exhibition and is still on until January 4th 2017 so plenty of time to take advantage of your year long ticket to have another look. The... More 

Ulverston, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Good value for money and very interesting collection. Changing exhibition - Wainwright when we were there. On the edge of town & not far to walk.

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Thank 306ew
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you found our fascinating museum and collections value for money. You will be aware that your £4 admission ticket also gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months from purchase. Our very popular temporary exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' runs until February 4th 2017... More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
130 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a reasonably priced town museum staffed mostly by knowledgeable volunteers. We went to see the Wainwright exhibition which was informative, and then looked around the local history side. A good place to spend a couple of hours if you are in town. Downstairs there is a lovely cafe which serves light meals and drinks. The cafe is separate... More 

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Thank LittlePatsy1
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. As a largely volunteer run museum we value highly the enthusiasm, knowledge and commitment of our volunteer staff. We are so pleased you enjoyed our temporary exhibition, 'A Love Letter to the Lakeland Fells' and our displays of local prehistory, history, natural history and art. We hope you were able to discover our... More 

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