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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  • We only discovered this museum by taking a wrong turn but it was great!! £3 for a ride on a little train up to a quarry, loads of cool machinery to look at, panning for minerals which I can imagine...  more »
  • The museum is very interesting to find out about the geology of the area. Then a short walk up to the machinery for exploring. Followed by a nice little ride on the steam train and some panning for...  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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