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Keswick Museum

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Like no other museum...

Went primarily for the Chris Bonington exhibition, which is well worth the cost (get there before... read more

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OldMortality
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Glasgow, Scotland
For the curious

A good place to visit at half term.Plenty to keep curious children happy ,, and hands on too. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
blenkinsop2
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Keswick, 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
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed today

Went primarily for the Chris Bonington exhibition, which is well worth the cost (get there before it closes in January 2019!) but toured round the rest of the displays as well. Quirky and amusing, with all sorts of things you won't see anywhere else (The...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A good place to visit at half term.Plenty to keep curious children happy ,, and hands on too. The Cris Bennington exhibition is not to be missed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to the Chris Bonnington exhibition, well worth a visit. Quaint and quirky with some real gems to see.....loved the musical stones! Staff super friendly. Lovely afternoon had and well worth a visit, it’s a nice place to stroll too with lovely surroundings.More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. Our volunteer staff are a great credit to the museum with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. They are very much appreciated. Don't forget you can use your admission ticket to visit again for free for 12 months from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon it really. Just on the outskirts of Keswick town center and well worth visiting! The Chris Bonington exhibit is very detailed with plenty of physical visuals and an excellent video. The museum's collection of permanent items was on point as well. Highly recommend.More

Thank Texas9903
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. When the museum was originally built we were very close to the railway station which, of course, is long since gone. 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' has been very well received with visitors using their 12 month pass to visit more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst staying in Keswick we saw this event was on and what an amazing exhibition it was amongst all the other local museum displays. Staff all volunteers were very helpful.More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are very fortunate to have a very enthusiastic band of volunteers to greet visitors at reception and point in the right direction. We are delighted you enjoyed the 'Man+Mountain Chris Bonington' exhibition developed brilliantly by our partners, the Mountain...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Joined for a year - excellent value for money. Had a tootle on the musical stones and spent an hour in the Chris Bonnington exhibition. Also love Cafe West in the basement. We will be back!More

Thank Diane C
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. We are perfectly placed in Fitz Park for a day out and, with great exhibitions and a great cafe, many visitors spend a lot of time exploring. We hope you also...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a museum worthy of repeat visits. The regular exhibits are always worth a second look. I particularly like the large relief model of the Lake District. Then there are the temporary exhibitions, currently Chris Bonington and Women in Mountaineering. Both exhibitions tell a...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. As one of our regular visitors we hope you have been able to take advantage of your admission ticket giving you entry to the museum for 12 months...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw this exhibition advertised in the High St. and decided to take a look. The exhibits were most interesting, and the film show was outstanding. What a great man!More

Thank Ken19bT
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ken, Thank you for your review. It is brilliant to know that our amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition caught your attention in the town centre. Developed by our partners, the Mountain Heritage Trust, it is proving very popular indeed. We do hope you also enjoyed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibition on Chris Bonington, great to see the old kit they used on their expeditions. Also the victorian stone xylophone is a delight!More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your review. The amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition has captured many people's imaginations with some visitors paying second and third visits!! With your admission ticket giving you free entry for 12 months from purchase there is no reason not to! The musical...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Full of interesting material about Keswick and the Lakes generally, with very helpful and well-informed staff.. We went specifically to see the Chris Bonington exhibition. If you have any interest in climbing, make sure to check this out before it closes in Jan '19.More

Thank Matthew S
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Matthew, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We have had such a positive response to the amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket to visit again for free....More

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sandy10012
November 17, 2017|
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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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