Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum



The museum opens again on Saturday 5th of April. A diesel service will operate from then until the 10th. From the 11th of April until the 24th a Steam service will operate. 


Todays trains are Steam hauled and run at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.


Steaming dates and events for 2014

A steam service will operate over the following dates during 2014 (dates are inclusive). Special events are in bold.


11th - 24th April


3rd - 5th May


17th - 18th May - Vintage Excavator Trust working weekend


24th May - 1st June


14th July - 31st August


Annual Steam Gala 26th-27th July with visiting steam locomotives


20th - 21st Septemeber - Vintage Excavator Trust working weekend


25th October - 2nd November 

Introducing our new caving system!

We are happy to announce the latest edition to our facilities here at the Threlkeld Mining Museum. Explore the tunnels in our artificial caving system as you burrow though the underground passages. exploring cave feature and artwork. 


Please contact us for further details.

Threlkeld Caving system

The Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum is situated three miles east of Keswick, in the heart of the breathtaking Lake District in Cumbria.


The quarry and museum have been lovingly run by our knowledgeable and dedicated staff for more than ten years, and the site continues to expand through the dedication of the staff and volunteers.





The museum is open 7 days a week from Easter to October.





For more information and bookings please contact us on:

Tel: 01768 779747/ Email: threlkeldquarrymuseum@btconnect.com

The museum offers activities for all the family, from budding geologists to hopeful prospectors. It includes:


  • An underground tour of a realistic mine experience (Please note, mine tours are weather and staff dependent please phone before arrival to check a mine tour is scheduled) 
  • A comprehensive geological and mining museum
  • The quarry site with a unique collection of machinery
  • Mineral panning
  • School  or student groups welcome by arrangement (see our schools section for more details)
  • Ample free parking, shop and hot and cold drinks