Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum :: Shared Description

Threlkeld Quarry, which is situated three miles east of Keswick, originally opened in 1870 to supply railway ballast to the Penrith-Keswick line. Later, the stone was used by the Manchester Corporation Waterworks for their Thirlmere scheme, for railway ballast for the Crewe-Carlisle line, for roadstone, kerbing and for facing buildings with dressed stone. The granite quarry finally closed in 1982 and is now the site for the Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum which is run by a group of volunteers.

The extensive quarry site has ample space for the display of the unique collection of vintage excavators and old quarry machinery. The 2ft gauge mineral railway has been relaid and provides a ride into the inner quarry for visitors to view the quarry faces in safety.

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by David Dixon
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NY3224 : Vintage Excavator, Threlkeld Quarry by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - train and navvy by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (22) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - steam Navvy by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (20) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (4) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - Ruston steam Navvy by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Atmosphere (you can cut with a knife) - Threlkeld Quarry by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (19) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (8) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Weighbridge, Thelkeld Quarry by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - excavators galore by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Quarry Truck, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - fun and frolics on the footplate by Chris Allen
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum (7) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum (1) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum (4) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Rusting Locomotive, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, "Sir Tom" by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (10) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum (15) by The Carlisle Kid
NY3224 : Threlkeld Mining Museum and Blencathra by David Dixon
NY3224 : Threlkeld Quarry & Mining Museum - 2015 steam gala (14) by The Carlisle Kid

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Created: Tue, 15 Apr 2014, Updated: Tue, 15 Apr 2014

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