Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum



The Museum is now closed until Easter 2018.


However we are have a special event on the 10th of March.


We are opening the Museum for the day and will be running steam trains on the hour from 11am - 3 pm.

You can visit and have a ride on the train for a donation.


A refreshment stall is being run by a group from the local church.

Also, as it is nearly Mothering Sunday there will be some tasty little treats for mums!

Please note we won't be doing mine tours on this day.


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                         Events and Steaming Dates for 2018



May 19/20 - Vintage Excavator Demonstration Weekend


July 28/29 - Annual Steam Gala featuring visiting steam locomotives


September 15 / 16 Vintage Excavator Demonstration Weekend



Please note there are no mine tours on event weekends


Introducing our caving system!

We are happy to announce the latest edition to our facilities here at the Threlkeld Mining Museum. Explore the tunnels in our artificial caving system as you burrow though the underground passages. exploring cave feature and artwork. 


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