Keswick Museum

Keswick Museum’s main galleries have been completely redesigned and are now bright open spaces with plenty of room to enjoy the displays and the views.

New displays and thematic zones allow them to share some of 20,000 objects in their collection, all reflecting life in the Keswick area and  telling the many stories that have put Keswick firmly on the map and at the heart of a World Heritage Site. 

Displays include an introduction to Canon Rawnsley, founder of the National Trust, examples of the beautiful work from the Keswick School of Industrial Arts, examples of the towns many literary and artistic connections and our mountaineering heritage.

The Museum is 5 minutes walk from the centre of Keswick. Follow Station Street and cross at the top into Station Road Walk past YHA and through Fitz park with its river, bowling and play park.

There is free disc parking for 2 hours on Station Road outside the museum.


What else is nearby?

Mirehouse & Gardens, Bassenthwaite

Station Road, Keswick,
Cumbria, CA12 4NF
017687 73263


At the start of the Keswick to Threlkeld Railway Trail and next to Fitz Park: riverside walks; open space and children’s play area.

Café West: seating extends onto the terrace next to the park.

Displays: discover how the landscape was formed and how it has influenced industry, tourism and artists. 

Special exhibitions: include Keswick’s railway and Canon Rawnsley (one of the founders of the National Trust).

Shop: items reflect the nature of the collection.

Family activities: trails, explorer packs and activities.


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