Rails, Trails and Steamy Tales: The history of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway

Rails, Trails and Steamy Tales: The history of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway

Contact

Organizer: Keswick Museum

Name: Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

Phone: 017687 73263

Email: info@keswickmuseum.org.uk

Website: https://keswickmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/event/rails-trails-and-steamy-tales/

Address

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

Price Notes

Included with admission cost

Direction

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

Details

Rails, Trails and Steamy Tales tells the story of the Cockermouth, Keswick and Penrith Railway company, the line, and the people who worked and travelled on it.

The exhibition will feature plans, posters, and the wheelbarrow and spade used by Thomas Hoskins to cut the first sod of the line in 1862 – alongside more personal stories, such as the wedding of a couple who met working on the line.

This exhibition makes a perfect start or end point to a walk along the Lake District National Park’s Keswick-Threlkeld trail along the old line.

Rails, Trails and Steamy Tales is funded by the Museum’s successful bid to the Culture Recovery Fund’s second round and runs from 5 June – 14 November 2021.

https://keswickmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/event/rails-trails-and-steamy-tales/

Event Details

Start Date End Date Times
15/07/2021 14/11/2021 10am – 4pm every day