Keswick Museum and Art Gallery


With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District.

See the Museum website

What makes it special

  • Experience the old Lake District
  • Large collection of exhibits
  • Onsite café

Opening Hours

Open daily    10:00–16:00
Last admissions    15:30
Café    View café hours
Closed    Closed 24–27 December 2018 and 01 January 2019


Admission Prices

Adult - valid for 12 months
(16 years +)    £4.50
Student - valid for 12 months
(with a student card)    £3.00
Child - valid for 12 months
(5–15 years)    £3.00
(under 5 years)    Free
Family day pass
( 2 adults & up to 3 children)    £12.00
Friends of KMAG    Free
Group Admission
Self led visit    £4.00
Visit and guided tour    £4.50
Visit outside normal hours    £6.00

Hostels nearby

YHA Borrowdale Exterior

YHA Borrowdale

Camping and Cabins
Meeting Rooms & Corporate Hire
Private rooms available
YHA Keswick External

YHA Keswick

Free wi-fi
Licensed bar
Private rooms available

Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

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Map references

OS Map: 89 & 90

OS Grid Ref: NY269236

Lat/Lng: 54.603131, -3.132724

Contact information

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