Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum: Hours, Address, Keswick Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Keswick Museum
4.5
Educational sites • History Museums
12:00 - 16:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
Saturday
12:00 - 16:00
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
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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
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Rebecca D
39 contributions
Informative
Aug 2021
Lovely little museum a little way out of town. Lots of information on the surrounding area and its history, Trying to play the stone piano was a laugh.
Written 21 August 2021
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reb2411
United Kingdom53 contributions
Gem of a museum! Lovely staff
Jun 2021 • Couples
From the outset the reception staff made us feel very welcome, their enthusiasm for the museum and knowledge shone through without being overbearing.

Very COVID awareness clean,, felt safe. The museum was really interesting, lots of fascinating facts and displays about the whole of the Lake District and Keswick itself. Learnt a lot and loved the interactive musical stones. Great fun!

We also stopped off on the cafe fur drinks, amazing service, lovely teas & coffees great value & very clean too.

This museum is brilliant and such snacking value for money, ticket valid for repeat visits over 12 months.

We’ll be back and highly recommend this to others.
Written 9 July 2021
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WalkerWick
9 contributions
Museum and Cafe
Jul 2020
Little but interesting museum delicious little cafe and great what they are doing with the staff there and the bacon butties are just delicious
Written 11 February 2021
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Kafferz
United Kingdom52 contributions
Worth the entry fee!
Sep 2020
This was the first Museum I went into after the first lockdown and I couldn't have felt more safe. The volunteers were so welcoming. I loved learning about how Keswick and the lakes had inspired artists and writers over the centuries, plus the natural history of the region. There were loads of things for kids (big and small) to do-including the musical stones!
Written 22 December 2020
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Alison M
Nottingham, UK12 contributions
Fantastic little museum
Oct 2020 • Family
Lovely little museum - friendly staff. There were 2 children's trails to do when we visited - kept a 9 year old busy for an hour. Learnt a few things about the Keswick area. Well set up for COVID.
Written 21 October 2020
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Thank you very much for your lovely review. We have really enjoyed welcoming visitors back to the museum and are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have been delighted by the response we have had to our displays and activities. Please remember your ticket lasts for 12 months from purchase so we do look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written 25 October 2020
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Tim Evans
Shrewsbury, UK6 contributions
Trip over the road
Feb 2020 • Couples
Still a lovely place to enjoy an hour or two. Interestingly, the original exhibits (of many years heritage) are more engaging than the more 'modern stuff '.
Written 15 February 2020
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Thank you for your review. We do hope you enjoyed our recently redisplayed galleries. Our aim is to tell the stories of Keswick and the surrounding area through different subject zones. We have been able to display more of our wonderful collections from geological specimens to the book by Robert Southey containing the original Three Bears story! We also include some stunning examples of Keswick School of Industrial Art as well as amazing paintings from our extensive art collection. Don't forget your admission ticket gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months so we hope to see you again soon.
Written 29 February 2020
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LenSydneyAustralia
Glenbrook, Australia436 contributions
Worth a visit
Sep 2019
The Museum is not in the centre of town and about 10 minutes walk. We accidentally found it on the opposite side of the park. It had some very interest items on display. Staff were very informative. This is a hidden secret. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 4 December 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit. Originally the museum would have been on the way from the railway station to the town and the lake which is why it was built where it was. Now we are still fortunate enough to be situated in the beautiful Fitz Park with stunning views across the park to the hills beyond. The new year sees us closed in January but then reopening in February with fascinating new exhibitions and displays. we do hope you will be able to use your 12 month pass to visit us again to see what we have to offer.
Written 7 December 2019
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LawrenceHolden
Liverpool, UK65 contributions
A gem of a museum and much more
Nov 2019
My visit to this museum was a delight. Everybody was friendly and helpful and everything on display was fascinating. At a deeper level it provided much information that enhanced my understanding of the culture and landscape of the NW corner of Cumbria; This made me reflect on many seasons of past visits and I will certainly enjoy future ones more. So! It is a MUST for all who appreciate this wonderful part of the world. And the cafe is great too!
Written 23 November 2019
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Hi Lawrence, Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit so much. Your admission ticket gives you free entry to the museum for 12 months. We will be closed in January but then reopening in February with brand new exciting exhibitions. We do hope you will be able to visit again soon to see all the fascinating new displays and activities we have to offer!
Written 24 November 2019
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Autumnleaves
Wirral, UK9 contributions
Highly recommended!
Nov 2019 • Family
We spent a lovely hour or so exploring the museum with our 3 year old. Such a warm welcome from the volunteers who made us aware of the various activities for children and pointed out exhibits that they felt would interest him. It is a great collection, loved its eclectic nature and will definitely return again when we're next up in Keswick. Thank you to the museum team for brightening up a grey November morning!
Written 8 November 2019
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Thank you very much for your review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit so much. As our wonderful volunteers, I am sure, told you we are looking forward to a complete revamp of the whole museum in the new year! Although we are closed in January we will reopen in February with a completely new look! There will be lots of new stories to explore with new displays and hands on activities to appeal to visitors of all ages. Please do use your 12 month pass to visit us again soon.
Written 9 November 2019
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Corrie N
24 contributions
Friendly and interesting visit
May 2019
We nearly missed this museum, and are very glad we didn't. It is full of very interesting exhibits and hands-on. We were able to play the best stone xylophone we've heard to date, and the staff were really helpful and informative.
Written 3 November 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are so very fortunate to have such amazing volunteer staff to welcome visitors. Our Musical Stones, played for Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace, are definitely a highlight! At present we are working on a project to redisplay the whole museum. Although we will be closed in January we reopen with a completely new look in February. We do hope you will use your 12 month pass to come back and see all the fascinating new stories we have to tell!
Written 9 November 2019
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