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Keswick Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Great little museum

Really enjoyed this museum. Very interesting and lots to see. Ideal for a wet Keswick afternoon. It... read more

Reviewed yesterday
ChrisW3208
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Friendly reception

My wife and I were staying at the Youth Hostel in Keswick near the museum and she suggested that we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Simao711
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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 yesterday via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Very interesting and lots to see. Ideal for a wet Keswick afternoon. It may look small from the outside but can take a good couple of hours to go around.

Thank ChrisW3208
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I were staying at the Youth Hostel in Keswick near the museum and she suggested that we visit the Chris Bonnington temporary exhibition at the museum which was very interesting. There is also a huge xylophone made of local stones which I...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I must admit, I was expecting a larger museum but there was some very interesting pieces there. The musical stones were amazing and I was also gobsmacked at the piece of wall showing the layers of years of paint. It's a place you'll spend 30...More

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

Hi Ian, Thank you for your review. We do hope your also enjoyed our great temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' all about the life and achievements of one of our most iconic mountaineers who also lives locally. Visitors have found themselves completely immersed in his story...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little museum. So well presented and interesting for all ages. The exhibitions that change every few months are also great.More

Thank MollyMay_11
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Molly, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The present temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington', has proved very popular with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket to visit again. We hope you also enjoyed the 'A History of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to see the women climbers and the Bonnington exhibition, was disappointed with the Women Climbers section there could have been more but the Bonnington was excellent and as one reviewer has already said was very thought provoking and also had me in tears. Staff...More

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

Thank you very much for your review. The 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition, developed by our partners the Mountain Heritage Trust, is proving very popular indeed. Many visitors are taking advantage of the 12 month admission ticket to visit again for another look. We have a wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a Sunday after completing a 25 k fell run on the Saturday that had left us exhausted. It was very interesting with exhibits about the history of Keswick and its people. There was a special video playing of Chris Bonnington...More

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

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to welcome visitors of all ages. We are so fortunate to be located in such a beautiful location and we do hope that the changing exhibitions and displays reflect and compliment both the wonderful...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a superb little museum. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The exhibition on Chris Bonington is very informative. The permanent exhibition is full of unusual objects and leaves a lasting impression - we first took our daughter to see this when she was...More

Thank TrishEB57
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Trish, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We are so fortunate to have such a great band of volunteer staff to welcome visitors of all ages. We do hope you won't leave it another 27 years to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may only be a small museum but it has some wonderful exhibitions on. The Chris Bonington 'Man + Mountain' is no exception. Housed in one of the museum's rooms it included details of how Bonington got into mountaineering, the military precision with which his...More

Thank Woody065
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. We hope you also enjoyed the fascinating 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition as well as 'British Women Climb' displayed to commemorate 100 years of women's suffrage. Our lovely coffee shop and location in Fitz...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely little museum. Found on a rainy day (but equally worth a visit when it is dry!) Entry is reasonably priced and there is so much to see crammed into a relatively small space. Children are welcomed and catered for. The staff are...More

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

Thank you very much, Shooter family, for your lovely review. Our wonderful volunteer staff are committed to welcoming visitors of all ages to the museum and are on hand to support your visit. Your value for money admission ticket gives you 12 months free entry...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in mainly to see the excellent Chris Bonnington exhibition. There is a small entry fee. Greeted warmly and helpfully. Nice mixture of items of local relevance and the quirky and unusual. Good cafe next door too. Well worth a visit for an hour or...More

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

Hi Kevin, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Not only is the admission ticket value for money in itself but it also lasts for 12 months! Many visitors are returning to look again at the amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris...More

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sandy10012
November 17, 2017|
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Response from Becks S | Property representative |
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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