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Keswick Museum

Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
+44 17687 73263
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It's ok.

It was raining and this museum was just down the road so we headed over. Umm...random collection of... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Johnathan J
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Walsall, United Kingdom
via mobile
Collection of stuffed animals an expensive tourist information Centre.

More of a commercial venture than a cultural hub. Its a refurbished building housing a collection... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
kandaharG28
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Manchester, 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!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Station Road | Fitz Park, Keswick CA12 4NF, England
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

It was raining and this museum was just down the road so we headed over. Umm...random collection of 'stuff' really. There was a good exhibition on about a mountain that is on until early 2018 (I think). The large glockenspiel/xylophone was cool. But apart from...More

Thank Johnathan J
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi Jonathan, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed our very popular temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain'. You are right. The exhibition runs until January 4th 2018 so plenty of time to use your £4.25 admission ticket to visit...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

More of a commercial venture than a cultural hub. Its a refurbished building housing a collection of stuffed animals and a slate key board. Yes there are other things but in my humble opinion a waste of time and not cheep. Many other museum's across...More

Thank kandaharG28
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you did not find our museum value for money. Opened in 1898 as the first purpose built museum in the county we house a large and very varied collection of archaeology, social history, natural history...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Keswick seems to exist more as a setting off point for viewing the Lake District than as an attraction unto itself. Having said that, the Keswick Museum is a nice local museum that is worth an hour or so, particularly on a rainy day. The...More

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

Hi Elaine and Greg, Thank you for your very kind and comprehensive review. We are really pleased you enjoyed the fascinating 'Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition guiding you round the most quirky items in our collection. We do highlight the beautiful local area and...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Lots of local exhibits - ranging a mummified cat found in a church roof to what I can only describe as an immense stone-based xylophone. Also a very good exhibition on the Blencathra mountain, and on the life and work of Joe Tasker.More

Thank Gary W
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi Gary, Thank you very much for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed so much about our wonderful museum. Our temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain', is proving very popular indeed with many visitors using their 12 month admission ticket...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We found our visit to the Museum very interesting & informative, as it gave a great insight to the town, and the area, on our first visit to Keswick. We received a very fine welcome from the lady at reception, who explained the various parts...More

1  Thank coolcatMerseyside
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi, thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed so many aspects of our great museum. Our volunteer staff are committed to offering a friendly and informative welcome to all our visitors and we aim to offer something for everyone. Our very...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017

I have only positive remarks to make. The welcome by the ladies at the desk was second to none. Plenty of advice and good ideas. The museum contains many exhibits especially concerning the local area: a 1700s cheese scoop made from the leg bone of...More

Thank Peter G
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Hi Peter, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! You clearly hugely enjoyed, and learned a lot from, our 'A History of Keswick in 100 Curious Objects' exhibition. The temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra: Life of a Mountain', is proving very popular with many visitors using...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

Not really worth visiting unless you have some very specialist interest. £8.50 for two of us to look at this very small and limited exhibition. You get a large stone xylophone thing to have a bash at, several stuffed animals, pinned insects and some bits...More

1  Thank Malpoet
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our museum. The Blencathra exhibition also includes sections on geology, sports, village life, farming and the inspiration this magnificent mountain has been to artists, poets writers and our visitors, with hundreds of stickers voting...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

Saw this advertised and as it is one of our favourite walks we visited the museum. A decent hour or two can be spent here, there is additionally another exhibition about Keswick in 100 objects, including a huge slate xylophone! Most enjoyable, apart from the...More

Thank Rolfies
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review and we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit to us. Our temporary exhibition, 'Blencathra-Life of a Mountain', reflects aspects of life in the shadow of one of Lakeland's most iconic mountains and seeks to bring out what has...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017

we had a great couple of hours here. very interesting and enjoyable.lots of detail and staff very friendlyMore

Thank Carol G
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Carol, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you found the museum interesting and enjoyable. Our wonderful volunteer staff are one of our greatest assets, with their enthusiasm for and knowledge about the museum and stunning local area. The 'A History of...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

At first glance the inside of the museum seems small and almost non-descript. This belies its contents, for surprises and original delights abound. The entrance hall offers a few tempting objects for purchase and gives an inkling into what might be promised inside. Admittance is...More

Thank Toby2006
Sue M, Manager at Keswick Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Toby, Thank you so much for your very extensive and complimentary review. What more can we say!! As you discovered there is so much to our amazing museum. We are really keen to cater for visitors of all ages and pride ourselves in the...More

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