Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
Activities for all the family, from budding geologists to hopeful prospectors. Take an underground tour or try mineral panning.
What makes it special
- Explore the mine
- Practice your geological skills
The Museum is open daily from 10.00am - 5.00pm from Easter until the end of October half term including bank holidays
Admission to site (includes the museum) Adults £3.00 Children under 16 £1.50
Railway Adults £3.00 Children £1.50
Underground Tour (Generally 11.30, 1.30, 3.30)
Children £3.00 (Minimum age 7)
Mineral panning £3.00 per pan
Other things to do nearby
An 18 hole golf course offering a unique golfing experience - with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland Fells.
Offering multi-activity courses in everything from ghyll scrambling and zip-wires to raft-building and waterrollerz.
An activity centre offering horse riding for all abilities, archery and quad biking to name but a few. Visit the website for full details
With its large collection of exhibits, the museum is a fascinating place to discover old Keswick and the Lake District. See the museum website.
A walk up Skiddaw, one of the four 3,000s, rewards you with fantastic views over Derwentwater and Bassenthwaite while Blencathra with its many ridges, including Sharp Edge, is for the more adventurous
Whinlatter Visitors Centre is just five miles from YHA Keswick with some of the best purpose built single track mountain bike trails in the country.
From YHA Keswick there is a cycle route to suit everyone, whether you’re looking for a gentle ride following the River Greta along an old railway track to tackling the famous 112 mile Fred Whitton cha
The C2C route is a 225km route traversing Northern England from Whitehaven or Workington on the West coast to Tynemouth or Sunderland on the east.
For an accessible road-side route try Little Chamonix for an entry level climb.
Within a three mile radius of Keswick you can try canoeing, sailing and kayaking, all available on Derwentwater.
Stuffed with puzzles, gadgets and curiosities The Puzzling Place is guaranteed to have something to amuse, entertain or puzzle you.
There are fantastic crags, climbing and bouldering in the area, just make sure you look across the valley to get the best views from the top!
Enter through a graphite mine replica and follow the path of pencil making from the reign of Elizabeth 1st to the present day.
One of the most beautifully located theatres in England, hosting film and literary festivals throughout the year.
Cruise the lake stopping at the lakeshore jetties where you can change boats, or enjoy the 50 minute trip around Derwentwater.
Daily launches around the lake stopping at Keswick, Nichol End, Hawes End, Low Brandlehow,, High Brandlehow, Lodore and Ashness Gate.