Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
The museum is now closed
COVID-19 Update 18/03/20
Good afternoon everyone,
In light of the rapidly changing situation regarding COVID-19, the decision has been made not to reopen the Museum on the 28th of March as planned. This means we will not be opening the museum building, operating the railway or underground tours.
No date has yet been decided on when to re-open.
This is in keeping with the current Government guidance and is for the safety of our team of staff and volunteers as well as you the visiting public.
We regret that the Vintage Excavator Weekend on the 16/17 of May is cancelled.
We will keep everyone updated through this page and on our website.
Apologies for any inconvenience that this has caused.
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Events and Steaming Dates for 2020
Special events are in bold
30th March - 19th April - Easter Holiday steam
8th - 10th May - May Bank holiday steam
V.E.T. Demonstration Weekend - 16th - 17th May
The above dates have been cancelled due to COVID-19
23rd - 31st May - Half term steam
25th of May
10th Anniversary of the opening of the railway featuring all our working locomotives - steam, diesel and battery-electric.
Anything that goes will run!
14th June - Land Rovers and Steam
Building on last years event we are again hosting a Land Rover meet.
If you have a Land Rover, why not bring it along to the event!
Contact details to follow ...
18th July - 31st August - Summer holiday steam
25th - 26th July
10th Annual Steam Gala with visiting steam locomotives
V.E.T. Demonstration Weekend - 19th - 20th September
17th - 31st October - October half term steam
Steam Santa Specials will run on some dates in December - details to be announced later in the year.
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 museum is open 7 days a week from the Easter Holidays (March 28th, 2020) to the end of October half term (Saturday 31st).
For more information and bookings please contact us on:
Tel: 01768 779747/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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