Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum


The museum is now closed



We will open again April 2020



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                       Events and Steaming Dates for 2019 






Santa specials will run in December:


Saturday 14th, Sunday 15th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd, Monday 23rd and Christmas Eve


Saturday 14th


12 pm - 2 family spaces

1 pm - 2 family spaces

3 pm - spaces


Sunday 15th


3 pm - 2 family spaces


These are the only spaces we have left!


Booking essential by phone, email or through facebook





Introducing our caving system!

 Explore the tunnels in our artificial caving system as you burrow though the underground passages, exploring cave feature and artwork as part of our guided replica mine tours (minimum age 7). 


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 20 years, and the site and collections continue to expand.




The museum is open 7 days a week from the Easter Holidays (March 30th, 2019)  to October half term.




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