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Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

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Address: Keswick, England
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Me, my partner and some of my partners family stayed in a cottage in the lakes for a week back in July/August and came here one cool wet day! The people running this place are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Keswick in a cold and damp period, so an expedition which was partly indoors was greatly to be recommended. I've looked at Cumbria for so loing asa a rural county, that it comes as a big shock to realise that it is honeycombed with mines, and was once a big industrial area. Going a little way down the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Me, my partner and some of my partners family stayed in a cottage in the lakes for a week back in July/August and came here one cool wet day! The people running this place are very passionate and dedicated to the place and saved it from being closed and I do hope more people visit to support them. We got... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting the just the history of Cumbrian geology and mining was worth the exceptionally low entry prices.(you pay for the museum, mine tour and train separately) Although there could of had a bit more information on the HUGE variety of machines

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Gateshead
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely little place. We have bought a year pass as my boy is obsessed with trains, so we went twice in a week.Steam was running both days I understand it's diesel in quieter periods. There's loads of excavators too as it's home to the vintage excavator trust. The mining museum has lots of information and you could... More 

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Liverpool
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Food mining museu. Enjoyed going into the mine but had hoped for a little more time in the mine in the tour. The museum was good with lots of information to read. Difficult to keep younger children entertained due to the large amouts of reading involved in museum, steam train was good, though very short. Staff very passionate about the... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have lived in west cumbria nearly all my life, and have never been here. So me and the wife visited last sunday. When you drive up, you see abandoned pieces of machinery dotted all around. The place is run by volounteers, who have fantastic knowledge and great emotion and enthusiasm for the place. We bought tickets for the museum,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Upon recommendation of a fellow hotel guest we made the trip with our 6yo son The mining museum was interesting to us grown ups but not so for the little man. Lots of information about mining in the Lake District but not to capture the imagination of the little fellow. However the underground mine tour was the highlight of his... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I like this kind of place. It seems to be ran by some nice folk who are enthusiasts rather than businesspeople and so it has a relaxed / slightly chaotic feel. For us (2 adults and 3 kids) it was £10.50 in and £10.50 for the train ride. The museum took about 30-40 mins and had some interesting exhibits -... More 

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Milton Keynes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

When you enter this place it looks like a Stalag but when you start the visit proper it changes. The welcome is friendly, the Museum fascinating, the trip down the mine is excellent backed up by the Guides enthusiasm and knowledge, you have to wear lighted Pit Helmets to see. Train trip around the Quarry is short but fun and... More 

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Cumbria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

A glimpse into one of the Lakes activities of the past run by enthusiasts. Plenty of old machinery for the kids to climb on.

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