The star attractions of the area around Keswick are of course the Skiddaw Mountains and beautiful Derwentwater. Sports enthusiasts should plan their holiday for the month of May to take part in the Keswick Mountain Festival. If you are not a climber, you can enjoy the public parks, swimming pools and gardens of Keswick. For evening entertainment try the Theatre by the Lake or the cinema. Keswick has a superb choice of eateries that cater to all tastes.
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The museum is very interesting to find out about the geology of the area. Then a short walk up to the machinery for exploring. Followed by a nice little ride on the steam train and some panning for "gold"! Mine tour currently closed for Covid reasons but everything else open and measures in place. A good couple of hours well spent and good value.
4.5 based on 306 reviews
Great exhibitions, activities and cafe in a glorious park setting by the river. Giant map, musical stones and loads for kids to do. Open daily 10-4
This was the first Museum I went into after the first lockdown and I couldn't have felt more safe. The volunteers were so welcoming. I loved learning about how Keswick and the lakes had inspired artists and writers over the centuries, plus the natural history of the region. There were loads of things for kids (big and small) to do-including the musical stones!
4.5 based on 1,438 reviews
A unique exhibition based on optical illusion. Witness balls rolling uphill in the antigravity room, visibly grow and shrink in the Ames room and be amazed by our interactive optical illusion exhibits, artwork and sculptures, as well as the hologram gallery!
Looked up things to do and our 10 year old really loved the sound of this. Really friendly welcome, very reasonably priced and really great fun! Would highly recommend to anyone with or without children...brilliant!
4.5 based on 34 reviews
Treeby and Bolton offers an enviable range of contemporary art, glass, and home accessories. Situated on Lake Road with a 12 foot giraffe welcoming customers, Treeby and Bolton is a must visit for Keswick.
A beautiful gallery, so much to enjoy, paintings, sculptures, glasswork. Excellent covid precautions. Sadly the day we visited in early Sept the cafe wasn't open.
4.0 based on 1,316 reviews
Derwent Pencil Museum Keswick Opening times Open every day included Sunday 09.30-17.00pm (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year's Day). Parking Please Note - The car park is operated by Allerdale Bourgh Council and is not part of the Derwent Pencil Museum - parking charges apply. Admission prices Adults £4.50 Senior/student £4.50 Child £3.95 2 adults +1 child £12.50 2 adults + 2 Children £14.50 2 adults + 3 children £16.50 Yearly Membership ( 2 adults + up to 3 children) £25.00 plus 10% discount in the café and gift shop.
Contrary to many reviews below, we found this visit to be excellent. Yes, the museum is only housed in one rom, but the displays are very informative and interesting along with old photographs and a quiz sheet given on entry. There is a fascinating area on the use of the pencil to hid a rolled-up map for espionage in the second world war - James Bond would be proud!! the quiz was good for both children and adults and necessitated reading the displays and finding the answers to twenty questions. Everyone receives a Derwent graphite pencil on entry (value almost £2) and, should you complete the quiz, a further three watercolour pencils as a prize!! For the £4 entry fee, really good value. An excellent coffee shop and artists materials shop with discounted prices on many items. Only sad part was to see the old pencil factory in a dilapidated state, since manufacture moved out some years ago to Workington.
5.0 based on 10 reviews
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