Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum



The Museum is open every day 10am -5pm until the end of October half term.


Todays trains are Diesel hauled and run at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm


Tours of the replica mine are at 11.30, 1.30 and 3.30 

(minimum age 7)


There will be no underground tours on Monday 17th of September - apologies for any inconvenience


(Subject to availability - please phone 017687 79747 to book places) 
Thank you


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                         Events and Steaming Dates for 2018


1st - 15th April

5th - 7th May

19th -20th May

Vintage Excavator Trust working weekend

26th May - 2nd June

21st July - 2nd September

28th -29th July

Annual Steam Gala with visiting locomotives

15th -16th September

Vintage Excavator Trust working weekend



Please note there are no mine tours on event weekends


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 5). 


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 Easter to October.




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