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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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Keswick's littleGem

It seems that this Museum was destined to close and has been rescued by local people, so well done... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DIANE A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Man and Mountain Chris Bonington exhibition

This is a delightful museum nestled in beautiful Keswick. We visited the museum to see the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rppotter
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Stockport, 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

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

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks 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.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Cathy, Thank you for your review. Both 'British Women Climb' and 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' were put together by our partners, The Mountain Heritage Trust. It is great that you enjoyed both and, of course the rest of the museum. We are very fortunate to have...More

Reviewed October 22, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

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 October 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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

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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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