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Keswick Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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War and Peace Exhibition

Anything that salutes the sacrifice of all those who endured the hardship of WW1, is worth a visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AJJP1
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Appleby, United Kingdom
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very interesting Chris Bonnington exhibition and very helpful staff. our tickets are valid for 12... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lorriparker
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Penrith, 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 1 week ago

Anything that salutes the sacrifice of all those who endured the hardship of WW1, is worth a visit. This exhibition has just opened, and is a very nice snapshot of the wider effects on the whole Cumbrian community. First time to this facility, very impressive....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your review. We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated and friendly volunteers to welcome visitors of all ages. We are delighted you enjoyed the new temporary exhibition. On until 12th May, it explores both the sacrifice made...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very interesting Chris Bonnington exhibition and very helpful staff. our tickets are valid for 12 months so will definately be making more visits.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lorriparker
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Really pleased you enjoyed your visit. The new exhibition, 'War and Peace' is now open! The exhibition explores the peace that followed World War 1 through local people and events. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit or several. Very friendly welcome. Excellent permanent display and Chris Bonington Exhibition (finishing 6 Jan). Great cafe downstairs.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin C
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Kevin. Thank you for your review. We are so fortunate to have a lovely group of welcoming volunteer staff on our admission desk. The new exciting exhibition, 'War and Peace', is now open. Your admission ticket will get you in free so do visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great exhibition discussing the exploits of the great Chris Bonnington over the years. We enjoyed the film about his life.More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your review. We do hope you will use your 12 month admission ticket to visit our new exciting exhibition, 'War and Peace', exploring the peace which followed the First World War through local people and events. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As locals, we visit the Keswick Museum frequently, to see the changing exhibitions, which are always varied and always excellent. The Chris Bonnington Exhibition was no exception, with a vast amount of information, clearly and interestingly laid out, and a great short film to watch....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. As a local visitor you are in a great position to use your 12 month pass to the museum. We are delighted you have enjoyed 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' and hope we will see you soon to view the next...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequent visitor to Keswick and often call in to the museum to view their exhibitions. Always well presented, always very informative. The current exhibition, the life of Sir Chris Bonnington, one if Britain's greatest climbers, is first class. Really enjoyed the exhibits, his life story,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. You just caught the amazing 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington' exhibition before it ends tomorrow, 6th January! It has proved very popular indeed. We are now looking forward to our next great exhibition opening on 12th January. 'War and Peace'...More

Reviewed December 17, 2018

Second visit this year to the museum. Has some interesting exhibits detailing life and nature in a time past in the Lake District. At the moment has the Man + Mountain Chris Bonington Exhibition until 6th January. Went with my wife and we both loved...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the museum and great to see you are making use of your 12 month admission ticket. We are very very fortunate to have such an amazing group of volunteers...More

Reviewed December 6, 2018

It seems that this Museum was destined to close and has been rescued by local people, so well done. Some interesting exhibits and a great exhibition about Chris Bonington, the film about him is especial touching. You never realise how many climbers lose their lives...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Hi Diane, Thank you for your review. We are extremely lucky to have an amazing group of volunteers who have supported the museum for a very long time and continue to do so. We are delighted you enjoyed 'Man+Mountain;Chris Bonington'. It has proved very popular...More

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

This is a delightful museum nestled in beautiful Keswick. We visited the museum to see the exhibition which was marvelous. Definitely worth a visit.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed the exhibition so much. It is still on until 6th January 2019 so still time to have another look. This will be followed on the 12th January by a new fascinating exhibition exploring the response to peace after the...More

Reviewed November 18, 2018 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.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2018

Thank you for your review, Tim. Visitors do play some amazing stuff on our famous musical stones!! You are in good company too as they were even played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace! We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Our next exciting...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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