Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum


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


Trains are diesel hauled at 11am 1pm and 3pm


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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Steaming dates and events for 2016

Below are the dates of when 'Sir Tom' will be in steam and of other events during 201. Special events are in bold. Please note that steamings are subject to locomotive availabilty and that 'Sir Tom' may be used on additional days.



30th April - 2nd May

21st - 22nd May - Vintage Excavator Trust Demonstration Weekend


28th - 30th May - 'Sir Tom' celebrate his 90th Birthday with visiting locos 'Woto' and 'Isabel'


28th May - 5th June


16th July - 31st August


30th - 31st July - Annual steam gala with visiting locomotives   

                             Visiting this year are Alpha and Bronllwyd from Statfold, Diana from the                                      Bala Lake Railway, 'Joffre' class from Mosley Railway Trust

                             Admission £6 adult £3 child. Open 10 -5

                             Light refreshments available                               


17th - 18th September - Vintage Excavator Demonstration Weekend. Come and see a selection of our machines working doing the job that they were built for!



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