Our Collections

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We care for and share about 20,000 objects which reflect life in the Keswick area.

Our collection themes consist of:

  • Landscape & natural history
  • The lives of local people – domestic and community
  • Social and industrial history
  • Local art, artists & writers, crafts & crafts people

Only 5-10% of the collections is on display at any one time.

Our collection contains objects collected in the past from many parts of North Cumbria. However, we now only collect from the Derwent Seven Parishes (approximately the area covered by postcode CA12):

map of Keswick Museum's collections area
Our collection area

See Allerdale Borough Council map (but remember to add Threlkeld which is in Eden!)