Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

The Museum and Railway are now closed for winter maintenance except for our pre-booked Santa Specials.


Our emails and answer phone will be monitered on a regular basis. 


We have a new page on our website for our 'nearly online' shop - this can be found here.


Please note with the change of Government guidance, we ask that you wear a face covering in the Museum building unless you are exempt.





These are all fully booked.


Sorry for any disappointment



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 2022

To be confirmed




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