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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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At first glance the inside of the museum seems small and almost non-descript. This belies its... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Toby2006
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Hexham
Keswick Museum

Very interesting award-winning museum in the Northern Lake Land town of Keswick. A veritable... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Ann M
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Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place! Newly refurbished museum which tells the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture, plus activities, events and temporary exhibitions. Wonderful cafe and facilities!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

At first glance the inside of the museum seems small and almost non-descript. This belies its contents, for surprises and original delights abound. The entrance hall offers a few tempting objects for purchase and gives an inkling into what might be promised inside. Admittance is...More

Thank Toby2006
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Toby, Thank you so much for your very extensive and complimentary review. What more can we say!! As you discovered there is so much to our amazing museum. We are really keen to cater for visitors of all ages and pride ourselves in the...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very interesting award-winning museum in the Northern Lake Land town of Keswick. A veritable treasure trove of Keswick finds greets you on entry and an exhibition about the mountaineer Joe Tasker was the show this summer. The mountain known by its Celtic name Blencathra was...More

Thank Ann M
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ann, Thank you for your kind review. It is great to know how much you enjoyed all there is to see at the museum. From the fascinating 'A History if Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition to the amazing 'Blencathra-Life of a Mountain and...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Only a small museum, but plenty of interest here. We didn't know much about the area before visiting, so this was a great chance to find out more. Helpful staff too.More

Thank Victoria T
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found our volunteers so helpful and learned so much about our beautiful local area. The 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition uses our wonderful collection to take you through the history...More

Reviewed 8 July 2017

Eclectic mix of of local history and natural history. Also an interesting exhibition of local mountaineers. Was also a photographic exhibition at the time which was greatMore

Thank Alli C
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Hi Alli, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects', as well as 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra' and 'Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker'. We hope you found the admission ticket value for...More

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for a damp or dry day. Had an exhibition about climber Joe Tasker which was very interesting. Nice place for a coffee or lunch too!More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed the Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition, 'Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker'. We do hope you explored our fantastic temporary exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra', as well as delved into our local history...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

Town museum, with friendly reception. Stunning setting for venue. Like the idea of original museum with contemporary history. Well woth the visit.More

Thank j b
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are very proud of the fantastic group of volunteers who do so much to help run the museum, including offering a friendly and informative welcome to visitors at the reception desk. Our temporary exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain:...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A small but well organised local museum that gives you a very good picture of the story of Keswick. Worth a quick visit.More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2017

Hi Phil, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition. Our temporary exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra', has been going down so well with visitors that many are coming back for...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

A beautiful location and interesting exhibits. Easy to while away a couple of hours and learn about the town.. Lovely cafe and nearby play area for children.More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hi, thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you got well and truly absorbed into our fascinating exhibitions and displays. There is so much to see and do for all ages at the museum from hands on activities and trails...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

What an interesting mix of collected items from the area. We really enjoyed our visit. Try the lithophone. Have a look at the exhibition on the history of humans on Blencathra.More

Thank siket
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hi, thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The musical stones are a delight to all our visitors. Played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, they have pride of place in the gallery as part of the fascinating 'A...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

If you love the lakes and Keswick then this museum is the place to visit. It gives a fascinating insight in the history of the town and the industry that grew up around it. There's also a wonderful exhibition on Blencathra that ties in with...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

Hi Keith, Thank you for your very kind review. The exciting exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra' is proving very popular. It is on until 4th January 2017 so plenty of time to use your 12 month admission ticket to take another look. The 'A...More

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