Das Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum ist ein Steinbruch- und Bergbaumuseum in Threlkeld östlich von Keswick im Lake District in Cumbria, Großbritannien.
Der Steinbruch von Threlkeld wurde 1870 eröffnet, um Granit als Gleisschotter für den Bau der Bahnlinie Penrith–Keswick abzubauen. Später wurde das Granitgestein für den Staudamm von Thirlmere, als Gleisbauschotter für die Bahnlinie Crewe–Carlisle, zur Straßenpflasterung, als Bordstein und zum Hausbau eingesetzt. Das Bergwerk wurde 1982 geschlossen und beheimatet seitdem das Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum, das von einigen ehrenamtlichen und angestellten Mitarbeitern betrieben wird.
|Montag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Dienstag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Mittwoch||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Donnerstag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Freitag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Samstag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sonntag||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Wendy Hancock | Okt. 30, 2017
My dad and I stopped off on our way back from completing Catbells. We absolutely loved it! My dad has a huge interest in trains and museums and loved the journey on the mini train up into the quarry. Would certainly recommend to families, the elderly and disabled people alike.
Dik Halls | Feb. 8, 2018
Excellent place to visit and very informative well worth the ridiculous low prices, don't listen to the bad reviews on TripAdvisor!
Samuel Earwicker | Juli 31, 2017
Lot of history in this place. The train was a proper rustic coal powered steam train We came in end of July at 12.00pm and we were the only family on the train! Museum was very detailed with loads of information about different rocks and how they are mined. They offered a "mining tour" but we didn't do that as it's not properly underground, so very safe for young children. Overall a very pleasant day out for a family with young children or a grandparents and grandchildren day out.
Kerry Blackbourn | Okt. 19, 2017
A must visit for anyone interested in old industrial machinery, set in some wonderful countryside. Every one who works here, mainly enthusiast volunteers, is brimming with knowledge and enthusiasm for what they do. Try and go on a day when they steam up the Hooley, I believe this is the oldest working steam navvy in the country, and bas been lovingly restored by the museum. There is a small gauge steam train which can transport you around the site, a mining museum and a cafe. This is not an ultra modern, gadget filled theme park style venue, but for the enthusiast a place to don your boots and wrap up on a cool day!
Daeboy T | Okt. 9, 2017
So much to see and do with very friendly, chatty, knowledgeable staff. Never realised this place existed until last year on a walk past it. Nothing fancy about it and very reasonable charges. Hope this place continues as not many places like this left.
Sophie Walker | Apr. 7, 2018
Didn't enter the museum as children didn't want to, but went on the lovely little train ride which was enjoyed by all
Al Ragnarson | Mai 13, 2018
If you are looking for an interactive experience without lights & electronic frills then this may be for you. Run by mature enthusiasts the site offers kids & adults the opportunity to explore many types of industrial vehicles, ride a train to the quarry, explore the mine on a guided tour, pan for gold in the creek and browse the geological exhibits in the museum.
Richard Towers | Mai 30, 2018
Fantastic little museum feature, not well publicised. Community run asset. Cannot recommend this highly enough
KM LAW | Mai 18, 2018
I like the small steam train trip most. It is so romantic and basic technology reminding the golden past. Mine trip was cancelled due to few participants.
Wendy Dawes | Mai 2, 2018
Great place lots of old diggers and things to see my little boy loved it very friendly staff who chatted to us and made us feel welcome
Arne Halvorsen | Juni 10, 2018
Great place to visit for seeing decayed mining machinery being restored to good as new!
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