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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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Charming and fun museum

My family and I loved our hour spent at Keswick museum. The children were very interested in the... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2015
Marvellous local museum.

Quirky and interesting facts about Keswick, maps and mountaineering history. Musical stones as... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2015
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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 March 8, 2015

My family and I loved our hour spent at Keswick museum. The children were very interested in the 700 year old cat and my husband and I could have spent much longer looking at the exhibits about climbing and local photography. We all enjoyed the...More

Thank WilmslowWife
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Quirky and interesting facts about Keswick, maps and mountaineering history. Musical stones as well! Can't wait for the Wainwright exhibition.

1  Thank landis53
Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I was really impressed on my recent visit to Keswick museum. Fascinating current exhibition displaying 3D models and maps of the Lake District as well as the permanent collection. Went with a family ranging in ages from 5-90 and everyone loved it! The cafe was...More

Thank 00Kitty
Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

My family visited Keswick Museum during half term and we really enjoyed it. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. My son loved the map exhibition- he loved walking on the giant map and learning more about the Lake District. My daughter enjoyed looking at...More

Thank janet1019
Reviewed February 25, 2015

Frankly I preferred the tatty pre reverb version at least then it has excuses for its deficiencies, it was actually quite charming in its own way. They now have a collection if Keswick arts and crafts items that is actually significantly inferior to one you...More

3  Thank tigerwa
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2015

Dear Reviewer, Thanks for your comments. I am sorry that you were disappointed in our refurbishment and displays. The building was certainly desperately in need of refurbishment and having a cafe and public loos have certainly been seen as a great bonus by other visitors....More

Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you've had it with the Tate Modern or the Manchester City Museum, you just might want to stop here. A lot of the material on display is the stuff you'd find in a Victorian museum--everything from bugs to a 700 year old dead cat,...More

Thank ProfessorCharles
Reviewed February 16, 2015

We called in to view the attractions at the newly revamped museum. The staff are friendly and welcoming. The exhibits are excellent. I particularly liked the 3d map and the singing stones. I am really sorry though, Keswick Museum, but I have no other way...More

1  Thank glasshalffull01
Reviewed February 10, 2015

I turned up to find a new show about Maps just getting underway. The regular stuff about Keswick was really interesting but the extra Maps show made all the difference. The centre piece was a huge map of the Lakes (like the old style 1...More

1  Thank R5-man
Reviewed February 8, 2015

Four of us enjoyed a visit to this museum . The exhibits were limited but all had interest for us. We would have liked to have seen more art, the exhibition in the gallery was not inspiring , hopefully the next one will be better.

Thank UlverstonJanet
Reviewed February 4, 2015

The most interesting exhibit was the musical stones, apart from that a collection of dead birds and insects, with some rather poor local information. The gallery was also a disappointment as the main display was a series of craft owls by local guide troops, why...More

1  Thank John_Drummond
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2015

Dear John, I'm so sorry that you found your visit disapointing. We currently have a mixture of exhibitions throughout the year to suit different audiences including visitors and the local community. As well as the Brownie display we also have: WW1 and Siegfried Herford; Slave...More

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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