Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum



Happy New Year!


We can't wait to welcome visitors back however, the Museum and Railway are now closed for winter maintenance.


We plan to reopen on Saturday 2nd of April


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



New for 2022!


We now offer gift vouchers for a visit to the Museum.


They include admission, unlimited travel on the train on the day and panning for minerals - the perfect gift for the family. They can be used once and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.


It is also possible to purchase an Annual Family Pas.


They can be bought on our new online shop here.




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

Easter Steam - 2nd - 20th April


Bank Holiday Steam - 30th April - 2nd May


Vintage Excavator Trust Weekend - 21st - 22nd May


Half term Steam - 28th May - 5th June


Summer Steam -  16th July - 3rd September


Vintage Excavator Trust Weekend - 17th - 18th September


Half term Steam - 22nd - 29th October



We will run Santa Specials in late November and through December. Dates will be confirmed in due course.



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