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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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A wet lunch time.

I have visited before, so was ready for the main room. I think it is quite nice that the old... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2017
bec1623
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Gem of a museum

Visited this museum as the weather was not predicted to be good. There are two main exhibition... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2017
TrinityDave
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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
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“musical stones” (27 reviews)
“local history” (13 reviews)
“mummified cat” (5 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I have visited before, so was ready for the main room. I think it is quite nice that the old display cabinets have been kept to show the exhibits as they were. The other room is used for special exhibitions,. Last time it was Wainwright's...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our popular 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain' exhibition. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' will have taken you on a journey through the amazing heritage of our beautiful area as...More

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum as the weather was not predicted to be good. There are two main exhibition areas on the entrance level as well as a shop, plus a further space at the lower level and a cafe. The main reason for e visit was...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Hi Dave, Thank you for your very kind review. You really did make the most of our wonderful museum! An excellent idea to break off half way through for tasty refreshments in our cafe. We are delighted you found the £4.25 annual ticket value for...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Cheap Excellent and interesting exhibitions on Mountaineering, Blencathra and 100 curious things. Helpful and Friendly Staff Shop and Cafe on premises Admission ticket valid for re-entry for 12 monthsMore

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Hi Chris and Barbara, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you found us such value for money. Our volunteer staff are committed to offering all our visitors a warm welcome. Keep hold of your 12 month ticket. This month we are...More

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I use the word little just in terms of size. It is not meant to be derogatory at all. The museum is modern and light and the staff great. For its size it packs in a lot of stuff. It feels like a Victorian collection....More

Thank MummaMedia
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our volunteer staff who have such an amazing knowledge and love of our wonderful museum and heritage. Don't forget your £4.25 admission...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

I went here to kill some time and found it to be most enjoyable I loved the camera exhibition and I was fascinated by all the draws of bird eggs. I still have my pass so I will be visiting again very soon.More

Thank Kay B
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hi Kay, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. There are some fascinating artefacts on display along with photographs and paintings, not to mention film and oral history. It has been a labour of...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

It was raining and this museum was just down the road so we headed over. Umm...random collection of 'stuff' really. There was a good exhibition on about a mountain that is on until early 2018 (I think). The large glockenspiel/xylophone was cool. But apart from...More

Thank Johnathan J
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed our very popular temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. You are right. The exhibition runs until January 4th 2018 so plenty of time to use your £4.25 admission ticket to visit...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

More of a commercial venture than a cultural hub. Its a refurbished building housing a collection of stuffed animals and a slate key board. Yes there are other things but in my humble opinion a waste of time and not cheep. Many other museum's across...More

Thank kandaharG28
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not find our museum value for money. Opened in 1898 as the first purpose built museum in the county we house a large and very varied collection of archaeology, social history, natural history...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017

Keswick seems to exist more as a setting off point for viewing the Lake District than as an attraction unto itself. Having said that, the Keswick Museum is a nice local museum that is worth an hour or so, particularly on a rainy day. The...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2017

Hi Elaine and Greg, Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the fascinating 'Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition guiding you round the most quirky items in our collection. We do highlight the beautiful local area and...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We found our visit to the Museum very interesting & informative, as it gave a great insight to the town, and the area, on our first visit to Keswick. We received a very fine welcome from the lady at reception, who explained the various parts...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2017

Hi, thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of our great museum. Our volunteer staff are committed to offering a friendly and informative welcome to all our visitors and we aim to offer something for everyone. Our very...More

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Reviewed July 22, 2017

I have only positive remarks to make. The welcome by the ladies at the desk was second to none. Plenty of advice and good ideas. The museum contains many exhibits especially concerning the local area: a 1700s cheese scoop made from the leg bone of...More

Thank Peter G
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2017

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You clearly hugely enjoyed, and learned a lot from, our 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition. The temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain', is proving very popular with many visitors using...More

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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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