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Exhibition, Fri 9 Sep 2016 - Fri 1 Sep 2017

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Details

The Mountain Heritage Trust is delighted to present the first exhibition celebrating the life and achievements of pioneering mountaineer Joe Tasker. Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker is a Heritage Lottery Fund funded exhibition and launched on Thursday 8th September 2016. It is now open to the public at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery until the end of May 2017.

Joe Tasker’s disappearance on Everest with Pete Boardman in 1982 remains a mystery but his legacy as a pioneering mountaineer, as well as a writer, thinker, photographer and filmmaker lives on.

The exhibition forms part of a Heritage Lottery Fund funded project to catalogue, preserve and make accessible Joe Tasker’s archive. It features original clothing, equipment, letters, photographs and film footage. Many of the items have never previously been on public display – highlights include Joe’s first climbing diary, his original handwritten draft for Savage Arena (still cited by many as one of the top-ten books on mountaineering) and the rucksack used by Joe on his final expedition.

There’s also a chance to get involved by trying on a down suit (kindly loaned by Mountain Equipment), testing your knowledge with a mountain naming challenge (there are plenty of clues if you’re not an expert!), or adding your thoughts about Joe to the ‘Did you know Joe?’ memories book.

The Mountain Heritage Trust works to collect, preserve and make accessible Britain’s rich history in the fields of mountaineering, climbing and mountain culture. For further information about the Trust and its collections please visit the website or give us a call.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Reopened in May 2014 after a £2.1m refurbishment. All areas are fully accessible.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 9 Sep 2016 - Fri 1 Sep 2017 10:00 to 16:00
(last admission 3.30pm)

Prices

Individual tickets (adult £4, student £3.50, child £3) provide entry for 12 months. A family pass (2 adults and 3 children) costs £10. Groups should contact the museum for details of rates.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 9 Sep - Fri 1 Sep Savage Arena: The Legacy of Joe Tasker

Contact

Mrs Sue Mackay (Museum Curator)

01768 773263

Address

Fitz Park,
Station Road,
Keswick,
Cumbria,
CA12 4NF

Directions

Travelling from Penrith on A66, follow signs for town centre. Turn right after war memorial on to Station Road.

Accessible by Public Transport: 18 miles from Penrith station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing

Reopened in May 2014 after a £2.1m refurbishment. All areas are fully accessible.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesVegetarian
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

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