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Keswick Museum

Opens in 29 min: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interesting exhibition on Chris Bonington, great to see the old kit they used on their expeditions... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
CDHGinge
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Wantage, United Kingdom
Great little museum

Full of interesting material about Keswick and the Lakes generally, with very helpful and... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Matthew S
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

Interesting exhibition on Chris Bonington, great to see the old kit they used on their expeditions. Also the victorian stone xylophone is a delight!More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. The amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition has captured many people's imaginations with some visitors paying second and third visits!! With your admission ticket giving you free entry for 12 months from purchase there is no reason not to! The musical...More

Reviewed September 24, 2018

Full of interesting material about Keswick and the Lakes generally, with very helpful and well-informed staff.. We went specifically to see the Chris Bonington exhibition. If you have any interest in climbing, make sure to check this out before it closes in Jan '19.More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Matthew S
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Hi Matthew, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We have had such a positive response to the amazing 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket to visit again for free....More

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

I popped along to this on my last day in Keswick on what’s been a stormy week. A room full of photos and items that help explain Boningtons climbing career from childhood to current plus a lovely film. This really tugs at your heartstrings as...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Hi Helen, Thank you for your review. 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' has certainly proved to be a very popular exhibition with many visitors using their 12 month ticket to visit again for free. We hope you also enjoyed the 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects'...More

Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum. Very interesting and lots to see. Ideal for a wet Keswick afternoon. It may look small from the outside but can take a good couple of hours to go around.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for your review. Many of our visitors not only spend a lot of time exploring the museum but also use their 12 month admission ticket to visit again for free. This has certainly been the case with the amazing...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

My wife and I were staying at the Youth Hostel in Keswick near the museum and she suggested that we visit the Chris Bonnington temporary exhibition at the museum which was very interesting. There is also a huge xylophone made of local stones which I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 29, 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. Our amazing musical stones were played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace by the Richardson family who owned them. We do love our visitors to have a go! We are so very fortunate to have such a...More

Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

I must admit, I was expecting a larger museum but there was some very interesting pieces there. The musical stones were amazing and I was also gobsmacked at the piece of wall showing the layers of years of paint. It's a place you'll spend 30...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Hi Ian, Thank you for your review. We do hope your also enjoyed our great temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' all about the life and achievements of one of our most iconic mountaineers who also lives locally. Visitors have found themselves completely immersed in his story...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

This is a great little museum. So well presented and interesting for all ages. The exhibitions that change every few months are also great.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Hi Molly, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The present temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington', has proved very popular with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket to visit again. We hope you also enjoyed the 'A History of...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

Went to see the women climbers and the Bonnington exhibition, was disappointed with the Women Climbers section there could have been more but the Bonnington was excellent and as one reviewer has already said was very thought provoking and also had me in tears. Staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. The 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' exhibition, developed by our partners the Mountain Heritage Trust, is proving very popular indeed. Many visitors are taking advantage of the 12 month admission ticket to visit again for another look. We have a wonderful...More

Reviewed September 6, 2018

We visited this museum on a Sunday after completing a 25 k fell run on the Saturday that had left us exhausted. It was very interesting with exhibits about the history of Keswick and its people. There was a special video playing of Chris Bonnington...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted to welcome visitors of all ages. We are so fortunate to be located in such a beautiful location and we do hope that the changing exhibitions and displays reflect and compliment both the wonderful...More

Reviewed September 3, 2018

This is a superb little museum. Staff are very friendly and helpful. The exhibition on Chris Bonington is very informative. The permanent exhibition is full of unusual objects and leaves a lasting impression - we first took our daughter to see this when she was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

Hi Trish, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. We are so fortunate to have such a great band of volunteer staff to welcome visitors of all ages. We do hope you won't leave it another 27 years to...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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