Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum


We are 'Good to Go'!


We are now open daily, 10 am - 5 pm


Todays trains are STEAM and run on the hour from 11 am - 4 pm



During school holidays when we are running steam trains, we will be open everyday.


There are a few things to be aware of:


  • Please continue to wear a mask inside the Museum building, if you wish to, and follow the arrows round the one way system inside.
  • On the train the seats and other touch points on the carriages are cleaned after every trip.
  • Please use the hand sanitiser which is available throughout the site.

Finally, pre-booking visit is not required. Should the train fill to capacity and passengers be  unable to travel, an extra train will run approximately 30 minutes later. 





Please note our new email address - quarryrailway@gmail.com

We will monitor our old email threlkeldquarrymuseum@btconnect.com and will reply from the new address 


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 2021

Special Events in Bold


17th July - 31st August - Summer steam

18th-19th September - VET Demonstration Weekend

23rd-31st October - Half term steam


Santa Specials - Dates to be confirmed in late summer


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) 
  • 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