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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Small but interesting

A small but well organised local museum that gives you a very good picture of the story of Keswick... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Phil P
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Fareham, United Kingdom
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Beautiful local museum

A beautiful location and interesting exhibits. Easy to while away a couple of hours and learn... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlindaHow
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Berkhamsted, Herts
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Fascinating Stories in a beautiful place! Newly refurbished museum which tells the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture, plus activities, events and temporary exhibitions. Wonderful cafe and facilities!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A small but well organised local museum that gives you a very good picture of the story of Keswick. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful location and interesting exhibits. Easy to while away a couple of hours and learn about the town.. Lovely cafe and nearby play area for children.More

Thank AlindaHow
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear you got well and truly absorbed into our fascinating exhibitions and displays. There is so much to see and do for all ages at the museum from hands on activities and trails...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

What an interesting mix of collected items from the area. We really enjoyed our visit. Try the lithophone. Have a look at the exhibition on the history of humans on Blencathra.More

Thank siket
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. The musical stones are a delight to all our visitors. Played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, they have pride of place in the gallery as part of the fascinating 'A...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love the lakes and Keswick then this museum is the place to visit. It gives a fascinating insight in the history of the town and the industry that grew up around it. There's also a wonderful exhibition on Blencathra that ties in with...More

Thank Keith S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Keith, Thank you for your very kind review. The exciting exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra' is proving very popular. It is on until 4th January 2017 so plenty of time to use your 12 month admission ticket to take another look. The 'A...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great small museum with exhibits about history of Keswick and surrounding area, including old specimens from when the museum was more of a cabinet of curiosity (mummified cat, a large musical instrument made of stones, animals and minerals, etc.) When I visited there were two...More

Thank Sarah P
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased you enjoyed the 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition. 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra', on until January 4th 2017, is already proving very popular. With so much to see and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. Purchasing the booklet "A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects" for an extra £1.50 was a great idea. My personal favourite was number 44 "The Musical Stones of Skiddaw." You can actually play this amazing instrument and then sit a...More

Thank MarkCX
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your lovely review, Mark. I hope you are able to return to see our 'Life of a Mountain: BLENCATHRA' exhibition too. So nice to hear you think we offer good value for money - with 4 high quality exhibitions over the year for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little museum, could do with a few more exhibits. But nice place to visit if it's rainy or cloudy.More

Thank Nishma8
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your review. We do hope you enjoyed all our exhibitions. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' gives an insight into our beautiful town and its surroundings. The Mountain Heritage Trust gallery changing exhibition, 'Savage Arena-The Life and Climbs of...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Small, but very interesting. As you'd expect, there are many local items. The lithophone was wonderful - I enjoyed having a go on it - and the memorial window from the Royal Oak Hotel is amazing. I was unlucky in that the 'Life of a...More

Thank Baobab S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your very kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. The new exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain-Blencathra', is now open and visitors this week have loved it. There is such a lot to see and do with even locals...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Small, but not that interesting. Some local stuff, historical route. Entry fee £10 per couple after buying the historical book and filling in the tax thingyMore

Thank derekferguson5
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi Derek, thank you for your review. We hope you found the 12 month admission ticket of £4.25 for an adult good value. It allows you to visit us for free for a year from the date of purchase and there is always something new...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

This was our first visit to the museum. We thought it was a hidden gem. There are some fabulous pictures in the Instanto Outdoors exhibition -- contemporary mountaineers captured in timeless photographs taken on a 100 year-old Underwood Instanto camera. But the highlight was the...More

Thank _angelajanemurray
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi Angela, Thank you so much for great review. We are delighted you enjoyed our lovely museum so much. Being largely run by volunteers we are proud of all the enthusiasm and commitment given to the museum in so many ways. Only 2 weeks left...More

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