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Keswick Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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an enjoyable visit

I admire the locals tenacity in keeping this lovely little museum open through challenging times .I... read more

Reviewed August 3, 2018
gastroroam
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Birmingham
A very enjoyable experience

I visited on a whim while my partner climbed a mountain (I don't have the head for rock climbing... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
emvic497
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Bath, 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 3, 2018

I admire the locals tenacity in keeping this lovely little museum open through challenging times .I was particularly interested in the Keswick School of Industrial Art exhibits and would love to have seen more . The Chris Bonnington exhibition is well worth a look and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. As a charity run largely by volunteers we are very proud of our wonderful museum and are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Our volunteers are committed to offering a friendly welcome to visitors of all ages....More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

I visited on a whim while my partner climbed a mountain (I don't have the head for rock climbing!). Although small this museum has a lot of things packed in. The collection may seem a little random but everything had a connection to the local...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

We are delighted you found us and enjoyed your visit. Our amazing volunteer staff are always on hand to enhance your visit with their knowledge and enthusiasm. Don't forget that your value for money £4.50 admission ticket gives you free entry to the museum for...More

Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful exhibition on climbing ( women) plus the Chris Bonington exhibition too. What a treat. Cafe was very reasonably priced as well. Incredible staff. Could not fault them or the museum. Will be back !More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Both of these great exhibitions have been put on in partnership with the Mountain Heritage Trust and are proving very popular. We have a wonderful dedicated team of volunteer staff in the museum who are committed to...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

A great use of a spare hour in Keswick with a very well presented exhibition and short film on the life of the man and the mountaineering. Seemed like a very personal and reflective time with this great character of British mountaineering.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hi Lucy, We are so pleased you enjoyed our fabulous 'Man+Mountain' exhibition and also hope you were able to explore 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' which offers a fascinating look at the town and surrounding landscape through the museum's own collection. If...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Hottest day of the year. And the only song I can think of playing is in the bleak midwinter on the slate xylophone. Worth the visit just for that tremendous piece of kit. Really good fun. Loved the old arrowheads and Roman artefacts. Great old...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hi Andrew, Thank you for your great review. Our musical stones, made with local Hornfels stone, are a great draw. We like all our visitors to have a go! The Richardson family played them for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace so you are in very...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018

Fascinating details of Chris Bonnington's life (nice film) and details of expeditions (see the planning file!). Lots of other great stuff too and nice cafe downstairs (but had run out of toilet paper in the gents).More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

We are delighted that you enjoyed our great exhibition, 'Man+Mountain: Chris Bonington'. It is on until 6th January 2019 so plenty of time to use your admission ticket to visit again for free! With our fabulous cafe looking onto Fitz Park, events and activities for...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Visited museum with daughter niece and nephew 9,8 and 5. Really welcoming staff. Got kids involved with all the interactive exhibits, activities and puzzles. Really interesting quirky museum. Chrus Bonnington exhibit is great with plenty of things to interest the kids too. Gentleman on reception...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your wonderful review. Our amazing volunteer staff are always delighted to welcome visitors of all ages to the museum. We are very keen to offer a fantastic visit to all and it is great to see how you have immersed yourselves...More

Reviewed July 20, 2018

Spent about 2.5hrs here (inc. lunch) with two kids (8 and 4) and thoroughly enjoyed it. We only visited the permanent exhibition, but equipped with lots of different quizzes for the kids and a magnifying glass each the time flew by. The main exhibition is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your great review. What can I say! We are very pleased that, as a family, you enjoyed your visit so much and found so many exciting things to do. The summer holidays are now here and, for the next six weeks,...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Spent an hour in this museum. Enjoyed the Chris Boddington special exhibit. Andrew was so friendly and very helpful in explaining things to us. This is a must see when visiting Keswick. Just a short stroll from the main tourist hub and shops.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Hi Jill, Thank you for your kind review. We are so lucky to have such an enthusiastic, knowledgeable bunch of volunteers, such as Andrew, to help us run our lovely museum. We don't know where we would be without them! We are delighted you enjoyed...More

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my wee one today to see the Chris Bonnington exhibition. It's a lovely museum and the gentleman working there was most helpful and friendly. There is a permanent exhibition with lots of local treasures, as well as the Chris Bonnington feature on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Becks S, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded July 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We offer a very warm welcome to visitors of all ages and we are delighted you found so much of interest in our fabulous temporary exhibition, beautifully displayed by our partners, the Mountain Heritage Trust. With the...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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