Welcome to Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

 

 

 The Museum is open!

 

We are open 7 days a week during the school holidays and will be shut on Mondays during term time (except on Bank Holidays).

 

The Museum is open from 10 am - 5 pm with last admission at 4 pm.

 

We are running diesel trains on the days we are open at 11.15, 12.45, 2.15 and 3.30.

 

If you have any questions why not check out our FAQs page here.

 

Please note that we will not be doing Underground Tours during 2022.

 

Apologies for any disappointment

 

 

New for 2022!

 

We now offer gift vouchers for a visit to the Museum.

 

They include admission, unlimited travel on the train on the day and panning for minerals - the perfect gift for the family. They can be used once and are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.

 

It is also possible to purchase an Annual Family Pass.

 

They can be bought on our new online shop here.

 

 

 

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

 

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 2022

 

Half term Steam - 28th May - 5th June

 

Annual Steam Gala with visiting steam locomotives - 30th - 31st July

 

Summer Steam -  16th July - 3rd September

 

Vintage Excavator Trust Weekend - 17th - 18th September

 

Half term Steam - 22nd - 29th October

 

 

We will run Santa Specials in late November and through December. Dates will be confirmed in due course.

 

 

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.

 

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: quarryrailway@gmail.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