Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

                          Cultural Recovery Fund Success!

NEWSFLASH - and reason to be excited!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £9,200 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
We are one of 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
The second round of awards made today will help us to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery.
After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.


A big thank you to:




Whilst we are currently closed we are looking to re-open in May - we'll keep you posted! 


The Museum is currently closed.


We hope to open again in 2021 but with the COVID-19 situation no provisional date has yet been set.


Following on from the earlier Government briefing on the 22nd February, we will be reviewing our plans for reopening and planned special events.
We will keep you updated on any progress ?

Thank you for your continued support and interest at this challenging time.


Hope to see you all soon!


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

We will monitor our old email threlkeldquarrymuseum@btconnect.com and will reply from the new address 


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


All steaming dates and special events for the 2021 season are yet to be confirmed.  We will announce them when we can.


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) 
  • 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