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UK, Cumbria, Lake District, Borrowdale, Keswick Mining Museum
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 02:01:26 PM »
Keswick Mining Museum

The museum is situated in the centre of Keswick, the town which saw the arrival of the first mining experts from Germany in 1564, the town which was the cradle of Cumbrian mining. In those early days, Copper and Lead were the treasures that were sought. Much Later Keswick was to become the centre of the Pencil industry based on the famous Borrowdale graphite, the first discovery of this mineral in the world and never bettered in quality. With the coming of the railway, Keswick prospered still further and the rapidly expanding Slate, Coal, Iron, Baryte and Gypsum industries ensured its continued prosperity.

Otley House, Otley Road, Keswick, Cumbria CA12 5LE