Keswick Museum

Visit our award winning local museum with new digital activities and engaging exhibitions.

Exhibitions, events and displays telling the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture with a shop and great cafe. In beautiful Fitz Park, next to the popular playground.

For opening times please check our website

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk
 

Entry price: Tickets valid for one year (except family day passes) so come again for our school holiday events.

Adult (16 years +) £4.95
Student with card £3
Child (5–15 years) £3
Child (under 5 years) Free
Family day pass (2 adults & up to 3 children) £12
Friends of KMAG Free
Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by responsible adult.
 

Contact us: [email protected]

017687 73263
www.facebook.com/keswickmuseum
Twitter: @keswickmuseum

Location

Find us:
On Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk

Accessibility:
All areas are fully accessible. Access Assistance dogs welcome.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery Management Ltd is a charity no 1156330

The Heritage of Linen Production in Keswick

Keswick Museum

The museum’s new exhibition in the Community Gallery explores the historical production of linen in the Keswick area.

It features a potential textile heritage trail along the River Greta - created by the U3A Textile Heritage Group - which highlights many of the textile related sites which once relied upon the river.

It also looks at wool production, featuring local Low Bridge End Farm which produces the raw material in much the same way as it did 200 years ago. As well as managing 100 acres and a variety of rare sheep breeds, farmer William Chaplin-Brice still clips by hand in the field or on the fell.

The exhibition also features a wonderful display of Ruskin Lace, with a legacy linking directly back to Marion Twelves. This important figure had helped to re-establish the linen industry in Langdale in the late 19th century and was brought to Keswick by Canon HD and Mrs Edith Rawnsley in 1889 to help re-start a similar industry in the town with the Keswick School of Industrial Arts (KSIA.)

* NB the museum will be closed for maintenance from 31st December to 15th January 2023.


Christmas Stockings Workshop

Keswick Museum

Join our craft workshop and make your own Christmas stocking, or even better make one for someone else as a personalised Christmas gift. Bring your own sewing machine, dress makers scissors and needles and the rest of the resources are provided by us.

We also have a couple of spare sewing machines and pairs of scissors so please contact the Museum directly if required.


Carols in the Museum

Keswick Museum

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… especially in Keswick Museum.

Listen to carols played on the Musical Stones of Skiddaw as you explore the museum. Performances throughout the day.

Regular opening hours and admission charges apply.


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Visit our award winning local museum with new digital activities and engaging exhibitions.

Exhibitions, events and displays telling the story of Keswick's landscape, history and culture with a shop and great cafe. In beautiful Fitz Park, next to the popular playground.

For opening times please check our website

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk
 

Entry price: Tickets valid for one year (except family day passes) so come again for our school holiday events.

Adult (16 years +) £4.95
Student with card £3
Child (5–15 years) £3
Child (under 5 years) Free
Family day pass (2 adults & up to 3 children) £12
Friends of KMAG Free
Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by responsible adult.
 

Contact us: [email protected]

017687 73263
www.facebook.com/keswickmuseum
Twitter: @keswickmuseum

Location

Find us:
On Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk

Accessibility:
All areas are fully accessible. Access Assistance dogs welcome.

Keswick Museum & Art Gallery Management Ltd is a charity no 1156330

The Heritage of Linen Production in Keswick


Keswick Museum
05 - 31 December 2022

The museum’s new exhibition in the Community Gallery explores the historical production of linen in the Keswick area.

It features a potential textile heritage trail along the River Greta - created by the U3A Textile Heritage Group - which highlights many of the textile related sites which once relied upon the river.

It also looks at wool production, featuring local Low Bridge End Farm which produces the raw material in much the same way as it did 200 years ago. As well as managing 100 acres and a variety of rare sheep breeds, farmer William Chaplin-Brice still clips by hand in the field or on the fell.

The exhibition also features a wonderful display of Ruskin Lace, with a legacy linking directly back to Marion Twelves. This important figure had helped to re-establish the linen industry in Langdale in the late 19th century and was brought to Keswick by Canon HD and Mrs Edith Rawnsley in 1889 to help re-start a similar industry in the town with the Keswick School of Industrial Arts (KSIA.)

* NB the museum will be closed for maintenance from 31st December to 15th January 2023.

Full Details »

Christmas Stockings Workshop


Keswick Museum
11 December 2022

Join our craft workshop and make your own Christmas stocking, or even better make one for someone else as a personalised Christmas gift. Bring your own sewing machine, dress makers scissors and needles and the rest of the resources are provided by us.

We also have a couple of spare sewing machines and pairs of scissors so please contact the Museum directly if required.

Full Details »

Carols in the Museum


Keswick Museum
18 December 2022

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… especially in Keswick Museum.

Listen to carols played on the Musical Stones of Skiddaw as you explore the museum. Performances throughout the day.

Regular opening hours and admission charges apply.

Full Details »

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