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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Traditional museum with good range of things to do and see.

Town museum with usual collection of objects of varying degrees of interest. Lots of interesting... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Digdap
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Small collection of the interesting...

We visited this museum to see a particular exhibition of photography. This is a very small museum... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2017
Sue M
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London, United Kingdom
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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 22 April 2017 via mobile

Town museum with usual collection of objects of varying degrees of interest. Lots of interesting exhibits linked to Lakeland local history, Keswick itself and the wider area. Great photographic exhibition at the moment on climbing. Cafe is ok- a bit soulless but reasonable coffee and...More

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

Thank you very much for your review. We are please you enjoyed the Instanto Outdoors exhibition. It has attracted a lot of visitors and only has 2 weeks left to run. We are getting very excited about our new exhibition starting on 20th May. Blencathra-Life...More

Reviewed 13 April 2017

We visited this museum to see a particular exhibition of photography. This is a very small museum with a limited amount of items on display. Having said that, the items on display are mostly interesting although a little disparate in nature.More

Thank Sue M
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Hi Sue, Thank you for your review. We very much hope you enjoyed the 'Instanto Outdoors' photographic exhibition. Visitors have been amazed by the Abraham brother's early pictures as well as Henry Iddon's new photographs taken with the same old camera! The exhibition runs until...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very poor service food not that great either. Ordered a cheese and pickle sandwich which had 2 very small thin slices of cheese served with red cabbage slaw that had no taste, waited 20 mins for it to arrive. Nice to sit outside in the...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your lunch at the cafe. I have spoken to the cafe manager who will look into the quality control of the sandwiches for the future. I am sorry you had to wait for 20 mins; it does get...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is very interesting and well worth a visit. Especially as the entry fee, currently £4.50 per person, gives re-entry for a year. As to the cafe, we just had a coffee each (£2.20 each which is about average). However, it was so...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the museum and that you found it value for money. Your entry ticket, valid for 12 months, actually cost £4.25 which is even better value still! There is so much to...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Currently showing a photographic exhibition based on the Abraham Brothers photographs. They took picture on a huge wooded camera and they have taken the same photos in 2016. You can see the photos and the original camera. Best of all once you've got your ticket...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Our 'Instanto Outdoors' exhibition is proving very popular with visitors fascinated by both the old and new photographs-not to mention the camera itself! It is still on display until 12th May and is followed on 20th May by...More

Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went here on a recommendation and for just over £4 I expected to spend at least an hour here. When we entered we were greeted by a very friendly volunteer who informed us what exhibitions were on and off we went. We took in...More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Dear Michelle I am glad that you found our volunteers helpful and friendly but sorry that you didn't enjoy your visit to our museum over all. Unfortunately we do have to charge because, unlike Penrith Museum which you cite, we do not receive regular funding...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

What a lovely museum. There is a natural history room, a gallery of old photos and an area about climbing and mountaineering. There is also a huge slate glockenspiel type instrument from Victorian times that you can have a go on. There is a small...More

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

Hi Emma, We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit; thanks for your lovely review! Our volunteers do an amazing job welcoming visitors and will be chuffed that you took the time to write and tell us that you appreciated it. Many thanks and hope...More

Reviewed 15 February 2017

A small town museum that is professionally run by local volunteers. They draw on the very rich history of the Keswick/Borrowdale area, including musical rocks; Lakeland Poets; Ruskin, William Morris and the Keswick School of Industrial Arts. There's also the massive 1830s 3-D Model of...More

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

Hi Phil, Thank you for your very kind review. We are so fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and knowledgeable group of volunteers dedicated to the museum and its visitors. We are so pleased you enjoyed our Victorian Gallery and hope you found the display...More

Reviewed 28 January 2017

We enjoyed the photo exhibition and the lovely community cafe. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The museum was very interesting.More

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Hi, Thank you for your kind review. Our new exhibition, 'Instanto Outdoors', is proving very popular with visitors fascinated by both the old and new images of climbers in the fells all taken with the same Instanto box camera which is around 100 years old!...More

Reviewed 27 January 2017

Keswick Museum has plenty of wide ranging and very interesting local items, and is certainly worth a visit if you're in the town. Plenty of nearby parking and a friendly welcome make this a treat for visitors of all ages. Nice gift items in the...More

Thank Paul S
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2017

Thanks for the review, Paul! Glad you enjoyed your first visit. Our super new exhibition focusing on photos taken with a Victorian glass plate camera - both then and now - opened on 14th Jan. So there is already something new to come back for...More

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