Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
The Museum is now closed for the winter.
We reopen on Friday 29th March in time for the Easter Holidays
If you have a question please check our FAQs page
WE ARE RECRUITING!
We are looking for a keen individual to join our front of house team.
This person needs to be:
- confident with dealing with members of the public
- able to work independently
Regular hours - 9.45 am - 5 pm, 3 days per week (Wednesday to Friday) Easter through to the end of October. There will be some weekend work throughout the year particularly during December.
Pay - £12 / hr
Full training will be provided.
If you are interested, please send a covering letter, references and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline - 20th February 2024
Events and Steaming Dates for 2024
Easter Holiday Steam - 1st - 13th April
May Bank holiday steam - 4th - 6th May
VET Demonstration Weekend - 18th / 19th May
May half term steam - 25th May - 1st June
Summer holiday steam - 20th July - 1st September
Annual steam gala with visiting steam locos - 27/28 July
VET Demonstration Weekend - 21st / 22nd September
October half term steam - TBC
Santa Specials will run on the last weekend in November and weekends in December. Booking is essential for these trains. Dates will be released in the coming months.
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: email@example.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