Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Threlkeld

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Specialty Museum · Hidden Gem · Mine
The Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum is located in Threlkeld three miles (4.8 km) east of Keswick, in the heart of the Lake District in Cumbria. It is suited for families, school classes and enthusiasts. It includes a quarry with a unique collection of historic machinery, such as locomotives and cranes, an underground tour of a realistic mine, a comprehensive geological and mining museum and mineral panning.

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  • A small, cheap (cost wise), no frills experience run by the friendliest enthusiasts! Don't expect hi tech exhibits in the museum but do expect lots of information, which will thoroughly entertain any....  more »
  • Visited this and was worth it. Would have paid more to visit. Went on the train ride round the quarry. Then went in the museum. You can then make your own way round exploring all the old excavators...  more »
  • It's the simple things! We (mum, dad & two daughters - 8 &10) went in the August rain and like others have said it would definitely be better in the dry. Despite the pouring rain we then spent over an hour panning the stream for gem stones. Got soaked to the core but had a great time, such a simple thing but so enjoyable!
  • A lovely little museum, we spent a lot of time panning for minerals in the beck. Best fun for a nine year old - and all at ridiculously low prices. The staff are lovely, a relaxing day out and very child friendly.
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