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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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Lovely cafe with good simple food and coffee and outstanding setting

Keswick Museum has had a major overhaul and is worth a visit on its own anyway. The cafe is below... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2014
Valerie S
Keswick, United Kingdom
To the point

Not far from the Town centre. This small museum is stuffed full of the history of the humble... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2014
Terry 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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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Reviewed November 10, 2014

Keswick Museum has had a major overhaul and is worth a visit on its own anyway. The cafe is below the museum opening out onto Fitz Park in Keswick with glorious (at the moment) autumn views of the surrounding fells and the riverside. There is...More

Thank Valerie S
Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not far from the Town centre. This small museum is stuffed full of the history of the humble pencil.The staff are on hand to describe all the fascinating uses a pencil has including a top secret design used in ww2. Don't be put off this...More

1  Thank Terry S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2014

Hi Terry, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to a Keswick museum, but sadly it was not ours! I will pass on your feedback to our colleagues at the Pencil Museum. At Keswick Museum & Art Gallery we are also packed full of fascinating objects...More

Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had not visited this museum before so can not compare the new with the old unlike some reviewers. There is an entrance fee of about £3/4 charged per adult to view one main room which is rather charming and jam packed with local info...More

Thank goldfishnot
Reviewed October 29, 2014

Marvellous refurbished Victorian Museum, the Art gallery is a plus but we missed the atmosphere of the old quirky collection

Thank theatricalPauline
Reviewed October 18, 2014

I had visited just before the closure for refurbishment. Going back this time to find the refurbishment and extension extremely well done. It's got the bright rooms of a modern building without losing any of the charm of the original building. The staff are lovely...More

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Reviewed September 20, 2014

The Keswick Museum and Art Gallery is a wonderful slate house set in the town's Fitz Park. The museum has recently undergone a refurbishment so everything is bright and fresh. The museum has a programme of changing exhibitions, and fascinating natural history and other displays....More

1  Thank Michael H
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2014

Thank you Michael! So glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciated our wonderful local volunteers who really do go the extra mile to help everybody enjoy their visit. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed September 9, 2014

Very interesting little museum to acquaint yourself with the Keswick area. The adjoining art museum was also interesting. The staff was friendly and very helpful. Enjoyed the tour.

Thank 2dm2
Reviewed September 9, 2014

I just wanted to say what a wonderful morning my husband and I spent at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. It is a gem of a museum, and the staff are so friendly and helpful. I enjoyed playing the musical stones, looking around the People's...More

Thank Hel171
Reviewed September 4, 2014

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery provides exhibits that would interest all ages. The staff make you feel very welcome and help you plan your visit. There was a mixture of nature exhibits, Keswick history and people, Lake District paintings and World War 1 displays. The...More

1  Thank M0neeb
Reviewed August 15, 2014

Paid a visit to the museum this week,and found it most helpful,as i was looking for a painting from 1870 of the local people of keswick,i was so suprised to see my great-great- great grandfather Robert Makemson in the painting,i also purchased a postcard of...More

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November 17, 2017|
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Response from Becks S | Property representative |
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