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Exhibition, Fri 19 Jan - Thu 10 May 2018

A Herstory of Keswick

A Herstory of Keswick


An important new account of Keswick’s story told through the eyes of women in a fascinating and interactive exhibition. Explore what life was like for women in the squalid Yards or relax in the comfort of the vicarage drawing room.

The exhibition will tell the stories of over 30 women - from perhaps the most celebrated and important woman, Catherine Marshall, who became a nationally important figure as Parliamentary Secretary for the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) and suggested the Women's Suffrage Pilgrimage to London which culminated in a deputation to Prime Minister Herbert Asquith in 1913 to Mary Jane Wise just one of the many working class women who had to endure the hard labour and squalid conditions of the yards and industries Keswick.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 19 Jan - Thu 10 May 2018


Open Daily 10am - 4pm
Adult £4
Student £3
Children (5-15) £2.50
Buy a ticket today and enjoy free entry for 12 months


  • 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.

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 19 Jan - Thu 10 May A Herstory of Keswick
Wed 25 Apr - Sun 16 Sep British Women Climb


Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

017687 73263


Fitz Park,
Station Road,
CA12 4NF


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

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


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


  • 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


  • 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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