Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

The museum reopens in April 2019 

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Santa trains will run on the 22nd, 23rd and 24th of December at 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm.


All the tickets are sold out as of the 9th of December




Mince Pies   Mulled Wine   Presents


£7 per person, family ticket £25 (2 adults & 2 children)


Please email or phone to book your places on the Santa train


(we will aim to respond within 2 working days - due to being in the workshops thus not near the phone or computer)


Saturday 22nd December


12 pm - FULL

1 pm - FULL

2 pm - FULL 

3 pm - FULL


Sunday 23rd December


12 pm - FULL 

1 pm  - FULL

2 pm - FULL

3 pm - FULL


Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve)


12 pm - FULL

1 pm - FULL

2 pm - FULL 




             Events and Steaming Dates for 2019 - coming soon!

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 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