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Very Good Local Museum with Some Entertaining Artifacts

Keswick seems to exist more as a setting off point for viewing the Lake District than as an... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2017
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio
Interesting & Informative.

We found our visit to the Museum very interesting & informative, as it gave a great insight to the... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
coolcatMerseyside
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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
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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

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

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

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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

Reviewed July 18, 2017

Not really worth visiting unless you have some very specialist interest. £8.50 for two of us to look at this very small and limited exhibition. You get a large stone xylophone thing to have a bash at, several stuffed animals, pinned insects and some bits...More

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

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our museum. The Blencathra exhibition also includes sections on geology, sports, village life, farming and the inspiration this magnificent mountain has been to artists, poets writers and our visitors, with hundreds of stickers voting...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017

Saw this advertised and as it is one of our favourite walks we visited the museum. A decent hour or two can be spent here, there is additionally another exhibition about Keswick in 100 objects, including a huge slate xylophone! Most enjoyable, apart from the...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. Our temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra-Life of a Mountain', reflects aspects of life in the shadow of one of Lakeland's most iconic mountains and seeks to bring out what has...More

Reviewed July 15, 2017

we had a great couple of hours here. very interesting and enjoyable.lots of detail and staff very friendlyMore

Thank Carol G
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Hi Carol, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the museum interesting and enjoyable. Our wonderful volunteer staff are one of our greatest assets, with their enthusiasm for and knowledge about the museum and stunning local area. The 'A History of...More

Reviewed July 13, 2017

At first glance the inside of the museum seems small and almost non-descript. This belies its contents, for surprises and original delights abound. The entrance hall offers a few tempting objects for purchase and gives an inkling into what might be promised inside. Admittance is...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Hi Toby, Thank you so much for your very extensive and complimentary review. What more can we say!! As you discovered there is so much to our amazing museum. We are really keen to cater for visitors of all ages and pride ourselves in the...More

Reviewed July 10, 2017

Very interesting award-winning museum in the Northern Lake Land town of Keswick. A veritable treasure trove of Keswick finds greets you on entry and an exhibition about the mountaineer Joe Tasker was the show this summer. The mountain known by its Celtic name Blencathra was...More

Thank Ann M
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Hi Ann, Thank you for your kind review. It is great to know how much you enjoyed all there is to see at the museum. From the fascinating 'A History if Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition to the amazing 'Blencathra-Life of a Mountain and...More

Reviewed July 9, 2017

Only a small museum, but plenty of interest here. We didn't know much about the area before visiting, so this was a great chance to find out more. Helpful staff too.More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2017

Hi Victoria, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you found our volunteers so helpful and learned so much about our beautiful local area. The 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition uses our wonderful collection to take you through the history...More

Reviewed July 8, 2017

Eclectic mix of of local history and natural history. Also an interesting exhibition of local mountaineers. Was also a photographic exhibition at the time which was greatMore

Thank Alli C
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2017

Hi Alli, Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects', as well as 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra' and 'Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker'. We hope you found the admission ticket value for...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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