Keswick Museum
Keswick Museum
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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
Duration: 1-2 hours
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles325 reviews
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Simon
Washington, UK473 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Visited to avoid torrential rain. The museum was very interesting in part, especially around the mining and geological history of Keswick. It was very small though. There is a huge amount that could be covered on the history of the area but there just isn't enough space here to do it justice
Written 8 February 2024
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ianhobsonuk
Leeds125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A small museum but too expensive. We parked at the rugby club (cheaper than in town) and walked to the museum. Also visited art galleries and did some shopping - so easy to make a day of it.
Written 23 October 2023
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redscarfox
Redcar, UK923 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Small museum on the way to the old railway station. Only 2 smallish rooms but with some interesting exhibits, especially the very large (rock) xylophone. Perhaps could do with a few more local exhibits. The volunteer on tHe cash desk was very knowledgeable and interesting.
Written 10 October 2023
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Mark M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The museum has a lot of interesting local exhibits. Had interactive activities for kids. Fair admission price.
Written 4 August 2023
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Sarah G
119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Really charming museum with some interesting local history. Clearly meticulously maintained with love and a nice step away from the bustle. It is very small, just 2 rooms and some may not feel like spending £5 on it. But we really enjoyed it and the staff were so friendly and knowledgeable.

Probably the highlight were the Musical Stones of Skiddaw. They look and sound incredible and would be a great way to entertain you kids. It's an amazing example of ingenuity
Written 6 March 2023
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Traipserod
Kingston, Canada92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A good way to spend a couple of hours in Keswick. Lots of information and memorabilia concerning area and noted people, but the stand-out is the musical stones xylophone, called a lithophone. It has to be seen (and heard) to be believed!
Written 6 November 2022
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GlennA946
Whitehaven, UK238 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Keswick Museum is small, being based in two rooms with a small cafe downstairs. However, don't let that put you off as for your £ 5, which can be used again over the next 12 months if you keep your ticket, there is quite a lot to see. Geologists will be interested in the displays of 300 million year old rocks and how the Lake District became what it is now, and there are features relating to the history of Keswick and the Durden family of artists, with their paintings on display. Also the stuffed birds and mammals are interesting to look at and there are interactive displays and games to keep children occupied.
However, the best exhibit is a xylophone created from rocks and Alpine bells in the 19th century that toured the country and was once played in front of Queen Victoria. You are allowed to play a tune on this if you wish as the rocks were selected for their musical attributes.
Also, do visit Cafe West downstairs, which is very reasonable and which helps people with learning disabllities.
Written 20 October 2022
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D38lawn
Stoke-on-Trent, UK577 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Costs £5 to enter. Took about 49minutes to slowly walk through the two rooms and then downstairs. Not really that much to see, which was disappointing. Person at the reception was lovely, giving us info to the first room.
Written 7 September 2022
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MarionjaneB
Wolverhampton, UK34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Fabulous museum for all ages and especially welcoming for children and families. We loved the interactive exhibits even as adults, especially having a go on the musical stones and writing with quill pen and ink.

We found a warm welcome in the cafe below and loved that the staff were all so friendly and helpful, offering fantastic work experience to many adults with additional needs. Service was fast and efficient.
Written 18 August 2022
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Sawyer
Hereford, UK144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Decent little museum with information about local poets and artists, a stone xylophone that you are allowed to play, some old taxidermy and examples of wares from the Keswick Industrial Arts Society. You can buy lovely replica items and interesting books from the shop. I bought a little copper stencilling kit for £4.50 but the instructions were missing so I don’t think I am doing it right! The cafe is shut on Mondays but the one over the road in the park does great coffee, churros and scones.
Written 12 August 2022
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