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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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Ok for wet afternoon

Some interisting exhibits and nick nacks. They have exhibitions which are well presented. Cafe... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Gerry195
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Great museum

The museum is fairly small but packed with interesting exhibits. The staff are very friendly and... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
graham d
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Oswestry, 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!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Some interisting exhibits and nick nacks. They have exhibitions which are well presented. Cafe was ok,More

Thank Gerry195
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Gerry, Thank you for your review. It is great that you found our exhibitions to be interesting and well presented. The present temporary exhibition, 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra', has proved very popular with many visitors returning to have another look. As a local...More

Reviewed 5 October 2017

The museum is fairly small but packed with interesting exhibits. The staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a nice little cafe downstairs. Exhibits include geology, natural and human history and information regarding local fell runners. The current Blencathra Exhibition is absolutely fascinating...More

Thank graham d
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Graham, Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit so much. Our enthusiastic and friendly volunteer staff are committed to giving all our visitors a warm welcome. While a fantastic cafe onsite offers the opportunity to make a...More

Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is one of those small, well-managed, local museums that show how it should be done. Numerous and very interesting displays on the Keswick area including its geology, natural and human history and some fascinating personalities including notable fell runners and a local boy who...More

1  Thank Roger_Samson
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Roger, We are so pleased you enjoyed the museum so much. Thank you. 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' takes you on a fascinating journey through some of the more quirky items in our collection giving lots of insights into our beautiful...More

Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

The museum has had a major facelift since I last visited it many years ago. They have kept a lot of what they had before but have enhanced it tremendously. The exhibition about Blencathra was really interesting with many different forms of presenting the information....More

Thank Dannykimweed
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi Danny, Thank you for your kind review. You are right. The museum reopened in 2014 after a Heritage Lottery funded refurbishment which gave us the opportunity to re display and develop our collection as well as new exciting temporary exhibitions and events. We are...More

Reviewed 16 September 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...More

Thank becky47Sunderland
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 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...More

Reviewed 16 September 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...More

Thank bec1623
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 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...More

Reviewed 13 September 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...More

Thank TrinityDave
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 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...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Cheap 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 monthsMore

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Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 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...More

Reviewed 26 August 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....More

Thank MummaMedia
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 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...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I went here to kill some time and found it to be most enjoyable I loved the camera exhibition and I was fascinated by all the draws of bird eggs. I still have my pass so I will be visiting again very soon.More

Thank Kay B
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi Kay, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed the exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. There are some fascinating artefacts on display along with photographs and paintings, not to mention film and oral history. It has been a labour of...More

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sandy10012
17 November 2017|
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Sorry, we only allow assistance dogs into the museum. There is a dry balcony at the front of the building where they can wait though. Best Sue Mackay Manager
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