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Keswick's littleGem

It seems that this Museum was destined to close and has been rescued by local people, so well done... read more

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DIANE A
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Man and Mountain Chris Bonington exhibition

This is a delightful museum nestled in beautiful Keswick. We visited the museum to see the... read more

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

We always spend a day at Keswick when visiting the Lakes ,but it gets dearer each year
The car parks cost £3 for 2 hours .The public Toilets are 40 p ,
Well worth a visit is Roly s Fudge shop in Lake road ,lots of different flavours at £4 a bag or 3bags for £10 .
Lots of eating places at a assortment of prices to suite all pockets .And most are dog friendly

Date of experience: September 2017
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Hi, We very much hope we offer value for money here at Keswick Museum. The £4.25 admission ticket for an adult, and £2.50 for a child, gives you entry to the museum for a whole year and we are keen to welcome visitors of all ages. There is also 2 hours free parking on Station Road where we are situated. We showcase Keswick's amazing heritage with exciting changing exhibitions, our own comprehensive collections and activities for children and families. Our major, and very popular, exhibition at the moment is 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain' which accompanies the BBC film of the same name by Terry Abraham. With a fantastic cafe offering a great cakes, coffee and lunch menu, as well as Fitz Park on our doorstep, we do hope you will come and see us on your next visit to our beautiful town.

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Reviewed September 16, 2017

I have visited before, so was ready for the main room. I think it is quite nice that the old display cabinets have been kept to show the exhibits as they were. The other room is used for special exhibitions,. Last time it was Wainwright's Walks, and this time about Blencathra mountain, history and people, so not just appealing to walkers and climbers. A small selection of books and souvenirs sold at the ticket desk.
Downstairs is a cafe, run as a charity, with very good reasonably priced food. Comfortable inside with a view of the park, but also outside tables.
Worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank bec1623
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted that you enjoyed our popular 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain' exhibition. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' will have taken you on a journey through the amazing heritage of our beautiful area as well. Don't forget your admission ticket gives you free entry for the next 12 months so do visit us again soon. At the moment we are looking forward to a new exhibition by the Mountain Heritage Trust. 'British Women Climb' opens on September 29th and explores the contribution women have made to mountain climbing over the years. Great idea to take advantage of our wonderful cafe and amazing location.

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Reviewed September 13, 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum as the weather was not predicted to be good. There are two main exhibition areas on the entrance level as well as a shop, plus a further space at the lower level and a cafe.

The main reason for e visit was to see the exhibition on Blencathra. This was excellent with artefacts, history boards and a couple of video screens depicting local life and events in the area over time

Following an excellent coffee and cake in the cafe, we looked at the permanent exhibition which had a variety of exhibits, including local flora and fauna, geology, characters and mountaineering.

We were there for a couple of hours and the reasonably priced admission allows re-entry for the next 12 months.

This is well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2017

Hi Dave, Thank you for your very kind review. You really did make the most of our wonderful museum! An excellent idea to break off half way through for tasty refreshments in our cafe. We are delighted you found the £4.25 annual ticket value for money and we hope you will visit us again soon. We are looking forward to the opening of the new exciting Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition, 'British Women Climb' on 29th September. While our next major exhibition, 'Women of Cumbria' will be unveiled in January 2018. From fantastic exhibitions to family workshops and lunchtime talks, there is always something new happening at the museum. Please check our website for all the details.

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

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Excellent and interesting exhibitions on Mountaineering, Blencathra and 100 curious things.
Helpful and Friendly Staff
Shop and Cafe on premises
Admission ticket valid for re-entry for 12 months

Date of experience: September 2017
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Hi Chris and Barbara, Thank you for your very kind review. We are delighted you found us such value for money. Our volunteer staff are committed to offering all our visitors a warm welcome. Keep hold of your 12 month ticket. This month we are looking forward to the opening of our next exciting Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition, 'British Women Climb' on the 29th September. We hope you can join us for that.

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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

I use the word little just in terms of size. It is not meant to be derogatory at all. The museum is modern and light and the staff great. For its size it packs in a lot of stuff. It feels like a Victorian collection. All fascinating. The Blencathra temporary exhibition was good too.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2017

Hi, Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit. We are very proud of our volunteer staff who have such an amazing knowledge and love of our wonderful museum and heritage. Don't forget your £4.25 admission ticket gives you free entry for 12 months from purchase and, with changing exhibitions and events such as our monthly lunchtime talks and workshops for families, there is always something new going on. We are looking forward to the opening of our new exciting Mountain Heritage Trust exhibition, 'British Women Climbers' due to open on 29th September so do visit us again for that. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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