Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum


The Museum is now open every day 10am-5pm


The steam train is running every day on the hour from 11 am until 4pm until the 29th of October, the last day we are open this season


Mine tours are at 11.30 am, 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm. Except on event weekends

(booking advisable during school holidays)


Dogs are welcome everywhere except on the underground mine tour



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Events for 2016

Santa Specials


Santa will be at the museum on

Saturday 17th December,

Sunday 18th December and

Christmas Eve


Trains will run at 12.00,13.00 14.00.

Extra trains may run on Christmas Eve at 11.00 & 15.00

subject to demand

£6 per person 

family ticket £20 (2 adults + 2 children)    


Mince Pies, mulled wine ,presents


To book please contact the museum either by email or phone


threlkeldquarrymuseum@bt connect.com




Please note there are no mine tours on event weekends


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.

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