Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

 

We are 'Good to Go'!

 

We are now open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

 

Todays trains are DIESEL and run at 11.15, 12.45, 2.15 and 3.30.

 

There are a few things to be aware of:

 

  • Please continue to wear a mask inside the Museum building, if you wish to, and follow the arrows round the one way system inside.

 

  • Please use the hand sanitiser which is available throughout the site.

 

  • We are not running any mine tours.

 

Finally, pre-booking visit is not required. Should the train fill to capacity and passengers be unable to travel, an extra train will run approximately 30 minutes later. 

 

SANTA SPECIALS 2021

We are not taking any more bookings for our Santa Specials as we have a lot of enquiries to answer over the next couple of days. If any spaces become available we will post them on here and on the facebook page.

 

Thank you

 

Please note our new email address - quarryrailway@gmail.com

 

If you would like to see what else is happening at the Museum please check our Latest News page or 'like' us on Facebook

 

                       Events and Steaming Dates for 2021

Special Events in Bold

 

18th-19th September - VET Demonstration Weekend

 

23rd-31st October - Half term steam

 

Santa Specials - Dates to be confirmed in late summer

 

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 over 25 years, and the site and collections continue to expand.

 

Opening days and times for the 2021 season are under discussion - we'll let you know when we can.

 

 

 

For more information and bookings please contact us on:

Tel: 01768 779747/ Email: quarryrailway@gmail.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) (NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2021)
  • 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