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Keswick Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Small but perfectly formed.

A small museum but filled with interesting objects. Rocks, insects, women climbers and a local... read more

Reviewed yesterday
746TimC
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Great little museum

Really interesting museum, great little display about lady climbers in their long skirts, lots of... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cathybunny
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Glasgow, 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 yesterday via mobile

A small museum but filled with interesting objects. Rocks, insects, women climbers and a local stone xylophone type musical instrument. I tried to play Radiohead’s ‘no surprises’ on it, but unsurprisingly have not had the call from Mr Yorke and friends yet.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Really interesting museum, great little display about lady climbers in their long skirts, lots of interesting local curiosities and really helpful and friendly staff who are a huge assert to the museum. The visiting exhibition about Chris Bonington was excellent.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent most of our time at the Chris Bonington exhibition. We found it interesting and informative. The film of him telling us about his life was fascinating but also emotional. Well worth the visit. The rest of the museum was also enjoyable, well labelled...More

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

Hi Christine, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope you will visit us again soon. We aim to offer something different in our shop with the items we sell reflecting our collections and the local area. We hope...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

Thank you very much for your great review. What can I say! It is great to know how much you immersed yourself in our amazing displays and exhibitions and it couldn't be easier to pay us another visit with your admission ticket giving you free...More

Reviewed October 14, 2018

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.More

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to welcome visitors of all ages. The fantastic 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition is proving very popular indeed. Don't forget that your entry ticket gives you free admission to the museum for 12 months from purchase so...More

Reviewed October 13, 2018 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

Thank NorwichSarah
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2018

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 October 11, 2018

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 October 13, 2018

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 October 10, 2018

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 October 13, 2018

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 October 7, 2018

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 October 13, 2018

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 October 4, 2018

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

Thank biochemisal
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2018

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

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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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