Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Threlkeld

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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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  • There is no other place like this in the world, that I know of. It is amazing. I am a woman visiting with me husband. Ladies do not be put off. There are so many cranes here, massive buckets and all.....  more
    There is no other place like this in the world, that I know of. It is amazing. I am a woman visiting with me husband. Ladies do not be put off. There are so many cranes here, massive buckets and all.....  more »
  • Our children are aged 3 and 4 years old and absolutely loved the ride on the train and meeting Santa. The staff were very welcoming and friendly it was a festive atmosphere and we definitely want to.....  more
    Our children are aged 3 and 4 years old and absolutely loved the ride on the train and meeting Santa. The staff were very welcoming and friendly it was a festive atmosphere and we definitely want to.....  more »
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  • We love it here. Very quiet, great place to try out panning for gold, it's quite a unique place. The train ride is fun (run by very enthusiastic people!) and the little gift shop is fab, really good quality and reasonably priced. It's quite small and is very rustic, with masses of old machinery round and about - the kids spent a very happy few hours here.
  • Underfunded, quirky museum run by informed enthusiasts. Huge amount of interesting information about mining in general, not just slate and granite mining. The train ride is a must - the ticket will be issued and checked, the whistle blown just like the old days and the talk at the quarry is very good.

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