Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum
Threlkeld Quarry, Threlkeld, Keswick. Tel 017687 79747
The Museum is run by a group of volunteers in a microgranite quarry at Threlkeld, with a Geology Room, Bookshop, Underground Experience, Gold Panning, Excavator Display, Engine House and Steam Engine, all there to enjoy together with the Quarry and the views. Also on offer are mine tours and mineral panning.
The quarry itself is a RIGS site and displays contacts between the “Skiddaw Slate” and the granite intrusion, as well as other fascinating features.
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum have their own narrow gauge railway and “Sir Tom”, a steam locomotive, hauls passengers daily in the summer holidays and on other weekends. In quiet periods one of the collection of vintage classic diesel locos is used.
The museum is open 7 days a week from Easter to October.
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