War and Peace


Organizer: Keswick Museum

Name: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Phone: 017687 73263

Email: info@keswickmuseum.org.uk

Website: http://keswickmuseum.org.uk/


Fitz Park
Station Road, Keswick, Cumbria,
CA12 4NF

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Travelling from Penrith on A66, follow signs for town centre. Turn right after war memorial on to Station Road.


The exhibition at Keswick Museum explores the nation’s change from war back to peace, with a focus on art created by people from the local area. The exhibition presents paintings by David A Baxter of Borrowdale, an official war artist; both from his work during the 1st World War in France and the peace at home in Cumbria. Additionally we are excited to present his beautiful butterfly collection along with rarely seen items from his family’s private collection.

Another character of the exhibition is sculptor Francis Derwent Wood, born in Keswick. He went on to sculpt masks for soldiers with facial disfigurements between 1917-1919. Following his war service, he went on to sculpt people such as Lawrence of Arabia as well as the Machine Gun Memorial in Hyde Park.

Interested? Come along ! There are more local characters you can meet and explore how Keswick came back to peace.

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
18/03/2019 12/05/2019 Open daily from 10 am until 4 pm. Last admissions 3.30 pm