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Landscape Zone


Come along to find out how fire and ice shaped a landscape.

Did you know that fiery volcanoes once dominated the area which is now the Lake District? Or even better, can you imagine that there were swamps and deserts? Visit the Museum to follow the Lake District’s journey from south to north of the equator. See how volcanic eruptions and movement of the earth formed the landscape we see today. Meet a powerful icy landscape sculptor and find out who called the Lake District their home: from trilobites to sheep.

On display in the landscape zone are:

  • Rocks and fossils of the Lake District from several geological eras
  • A gigantic 3D model of the Lake District, which is one of Keswick’s oldest tourist attractions
  • A model designed by the University of Nottingham to demonstrate the process of glaciation
  • A natural history cabinet
  • Information on invasive species





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