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Keswick Museum

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Lovely small museum

After many years of visiting Keswick, we finally visited the museum. We are very glad that we did... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Allan B
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Bit cramped but worth the visit

This is set in the park and on a better day then could see it as somewhere that was worth a longer... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
David E
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London, 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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

After many years of visiting Keswick, we finally visited the museum. We are very glad that we did. Lovely, welcoming, staff, who really started the visit well. Volunteers, I am sure. The permanent exhibition is small but interesting. The present temporary exhibition about Chris Bonnington's...More

Thank Allan B
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Allan, Yes you are right. We are extremely fortunate to have a large group of very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer staff. Their warmth and knowledge are a huge asset to the museum. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and do hope you will...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Interesting little place. Small exhibitions about female climbers and Chris Bonnington but other than that the rest of the museum is a little tired. There is not really enough room because of the amount packed into a small space. Lovely staff.More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. Our fascinating temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington' is proving very popular with visitors. While 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' offers an exploration of our lovely area through items from our permanent collection. We are incredibly fortunate to...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is set in the park and on a better day then could see it as somewhere that was worth a longer stay. They have packed quite a lot in so it is a little random but there are some interesting things in there.Currently has...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi David, Thank you for your review. Our setting within Fitz Park is a stunning one and visitors do spend time with us and in the park too if that is possible. Our great cafe overlooking the park offers the opportunity to enjoy both and...More

Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit, particularly when rain forces you inside. The museum is small but packed with fascinating objects and very good temporary exhibitionsMore

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The present temporary exhibition is the fascinating 'Man+Mountain;Chris Bonington' exploring Sir Chris's life and incredible achievements. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' explores our stunning area through...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018

Well worth a visit. We didn't allow enough time. So much to see. The Chris bonnington exhibition alone is worth going for.More

Thank mariehammond96
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Marie, Thank you for your review. We do sometimes have visitors asking how long it takes to look round the museum. There is so much to see and do it is very hard to say. There is so much to learn about the history,...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

I had an excellent visit here. As someone who has never been to the lake district before it was great to visit somewhere and learn about the local history. The museum had something for everyone - I particularly enjoyed the quiz which was engaging and...More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi, Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is great to see you became so involved in all our activities! Our fantastic current temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington', is proving very popular. It is still on until 6th January 2019 so plenty of...More

Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend whilst on a weeks holiday in Keswick. Fascinating place with loads of local history. Lots to touch and do! Also enjoyed Chris Bonington exhibition (see below my friend enjoying dressing up - age 30!!!) Volunteers on the front desk were amazing....More

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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Ruth, Thank you so much for your lovely review. You really did immerse yourself in our wonderful museum! We are largely run by a very dedicated group of volunteers. Their knowledge and love of the museum and stunning local area is certainly infectious! We...More

Reviewed August 23, 2018

It's run by volunteers and they were so keen to show us all the best bits of the museum. There's a clever display - 100 things to know about Keswick that defy prediction. I wish every museum had such a system. Also you can play...More

Thank ecobunnyLondon
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our amazing temporary exhibition, 'Man+Mountain:Chris Bonington', is going very well indeed with many visitors coming for a second look. Don't forget that your admission ticket gives you free entry for...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

We popped in to see the Chris Bonnington exhibition, which was very interesting - I certainly recommend watching the short film which is very touching. The Women in Climbing exhibition was also fascinating and we enjoyed playing a few tunes on the huge Lithophone! Overall,...More

Thank David K
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you for your great review, David. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit. Our very enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteer staff are on hand to welcome visitors of all ages and there is something for everyone to see and do. Please do use your £4.50...More

Reviewed August 20, 2018

Really enjoyed this visit on a rainy day in Keswick. The Chris Bonnington exhibition was a highlight. I bought a lovely china and pewter stem vase made locally for not very much moneyMore

Thank William K
Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Hi William, Thank you for your lovely review. Many items we sell in the shop are based on our own wonderful collection. The Keswick School of Industrial Art offers a wealth of design to choose from. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Don't...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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