Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum



 The Museum is open!




Please be prepared for the weather as some of our carriages don't have a roof.


We are open 7 days a week.


The Museum is open from 10 am - 5 pm with last admission at 4 pm.


We are running steam trains on the hour from 11am until 4pm.

Admission Adult £7.50 child £4.00

Add on panning for minerals £3.50 per pan


If you have any questions why not check out our FAQs page here.


Please note that we will not be doing Underground Tours during 2022.


Apologies for any disappointment


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 Pass.


They can be bought on our new online shop here.



Steam Gala Update


We are delighted to announce that we will be having our annual steam gala over the 30/31st of July.


We have two confirmed visitors, Marchlyn (courtesy of Statfold Barn Railway) and Ogwen (courtesy of M. Ashworth).


There will be a photographic charter on the Friday (29th).  This will feature freight trains etc. Places for the charter can be reserved by contacting Martin Creese at mail.30742@btinternet.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


Half term Steam - 28th May - 5th June


Annual Steam Gala with visiting steam locomotives - 30th - 31st July


Summer Steam -  25th 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.


The Museum is open from the start of the Easter Holidays to the end of October half term. 


During the school holidays the Museum is open daily. During term time we are closed on Mondays.


Our opening hours are 10 am - 5 pm


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:

  • A narrow gauge railway that runs into the old quarry - the trip lasts around 25 minutes.
  • 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 here for more details)
  • Ample free parking, shop and hot and cold drinks