Keswick Museum

Come rain or shine, no visit to Keswick is complete without a trip to the Town’s award-winning museum, situated next to the beautiful Fitz Park and near the popular Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail.

Through exhibitions, family activities and special events, find out about life in the Keswick area, its characters and the many stories that have put the town firmly on the map.

Just a five-minute walk from the centre of town.

“A fantastic little museum- don’t miss it.” 

 

Open daily 10am to 4pm. (Closed 24 – 27 Dec 2024 and 4 - 19 Jan 2025 inclusive)

 

Entry price: All tickets include free return visits for 12 months. Free admission to shop, café and Community Gallery.

Adult (16 years +) £7.00
Student with card £4
Child (5–15 years) £4
Child (under 5 years) Free
2 Adult Family (up to 4 children) £17
1 Adult Family (up to 4 children) £10
Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by responsible adult.

 

“Don’t wait for a rainy day to experience it.”

 

 

Contact us: [email protected]

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

Location

Find us:
On Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF
Regular buses to Keswick from Grasmere, Windermere, Workington and Penrith. Make the most of the £2 capped single fare until December 2024.
www.keswickmuseum.org.uk

Accessibility:
All areas are accessible. Access/Assistance dogs welcome.
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery Management Ltd is a charity no 1156330
 

Re-imagining Goldilocks: From Southey to Puss in Boots

Keswick Museum

A new exhibition at Keswick Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of Keswick’s most famous characters – Poet Laureate and writer of the Three Bears tale Robert Southey.

Southey was a prolific and influential poet, essayist, historian, travel-writer and biographer who lived with his family at Greta Hall in Keswick from 1803 onwards. This new exhibition reveals the many different versions of the classic ‘Three Bears’ fairytale for which Southey became famous. From Goldilocks to Puss in Boots and everything in between, the exhibition explores what stories we tell when we reimagine classic tales.

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/


Summer Fair

Keswick Museum

A free family event in Lower Fitz Park and throughout the museum

  • Storytelling
  • Family arts and craft
  • ‘Bear Repair Station’ for any teddys needing some TLC!
  • Facepainting
  • Object handling sessions with the museum curator
  • Displays from local organisations – The Fell Pony Heritage Trust and Keswick Youth Centre Services (Keswick Youth Club).
  • Café West
  • Changing Places Toilet

 


Storytelling around Keswick

Keswick Museum

Becky, Digby and Steve will be popping up at various surprise locations around Keswick, bringing our regular storytelling session out of the museum. Look out for them going around town or join them at 10:30am in Keswick Library for the first story of the day and to discover where else they might appear!


Storytelling with Taffy Thomas

Keswick Museum

Legendary storyteller Taffy Thomas is back at Keswick Museum this half term. You will be able to find Taffy somewhere in the museum galleries form 10am till 11:30am offering stories and riddles to anyone who can find him (museum admission applies). Then at 12noon he will be down in the Crosthwaite room telling Tales from his Coat

Tales from his Coat is a free event but please book in advance via museum website.


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Come rain or shine, no visit to Keswick is complete without a trip to the Town’s award-winning museum, situated next to the beautiful Fitz Park and near the popular Keswick to Threlkeld railway trail.

Through exhibitions, family activities and special events, find out about life in the Keswick area, its characters and the many stories that have put the town firmly on the map.

Just a five-minute walk from the centre of town.

“A fantastic little museum- don’t miss it.” 

 

Open daily 10am to 4pm. (Closed 24 – 27 Dec 2024 and 4 - 19 Jan 2025 inclusive)

 

Entry price: All tickets include free return visits for 12 months. Free admission to shop, café and Community Gallery.

Adult (16 years +) £7.00
Student with card £4
Child (5–15 years) £4
Child (under 5 years) Free
2 Adult Family (up to 4 children) £17
1 Adult Family (up to 4 children) £10
Children 15 years and under must be accompanied by responsible adult.

 

“Don’t wait for a rainy day to experience it.”

 

 

Contact us: [email protected]

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

Location

Find us:
On Station Road, Keswick CA12 4NF
Regular buses to Keswick from Grasmere, Windermere, Workington and Penrith. Make the most of the £2 capped single fare until December 2024.
www.keswickmuseum.org.uk

Accessibility:
All areas are accessible. Access/Assistance dogs welcome.
Keswick Museum & Art Gallery Management Ltd is a charity no 1156330
 

Re-imagining Goldilocks: From Southey to Puss in Boots


Keswick Museum
03 May 2024 - 30 April 2025

A new exhibition at Keswick Museum celebrates the 250th anniversary of the birth of one of Keswick’s most famous characters – Poet Laureate and writer of the Three Bears tale Robert Southey.

Southey was a prolific and influential poet, essayist, historian, travel-writer and biographer who lived with his family at Greta Hall in Keswick from 1803 onwards. This new exhibition reveals the many different versions of the classic ‘Three Bears’ fairytale for which Southey became famous. From Goldilocks to Puss in Boots and everything in between, the exhibition explores what stories we tell when we reimagine classic tales.

www.keswickmuseum.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/

Full Details »

Summer Fair


Keswick Museum
25 May 2024

A free family event in Lower Fitz Park and throughout the museum

  • Storytelling
  • Family arts and craft
  • ‘Bear Repair Station’ for any teddys needing some TLC!
  • Facepainting
  • Object handling sessions with the museum curator
  • Displays from local organisations – The Fell Pony Heritage Trust and Keswick Youth Centre Services (Keswick Youth Club).
  • Café West
  • Changing Places Toilet

 

Full Details »

Storytelling around Keswick


Keswick Museum
01 June 2024

Becky, Digby and Steve will be popping up at various surprise locations around Keswick, bringing our regular storytelling session out of the museum. Look out for them going around town or join them at 10:30am in Keswick Library for the first story of the day and to discover where else they might appear!

Full Details »

Storytelling with Taffy Thomas


Keswick Museum
02 June 2024

Legendary storyteller Taffy Thomas is back at Keswick Museum this half term. You will be able to find Taffy somewhere in the museum galleries form 10am till 11:30am offering stories and riddles to anyone who can find him (museum admission applies). Then at 12noon he will be down in the Crosthwaite room telling Tales from his Coat

Tales from his Coat is a free event but please book in advance via museum website.

Full Details »

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