Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum

What an experience! Beautiful weather and beautiful scenery.



A massive thankyou to all the “volunteers” for making this a very memorable experience. All of the activities were enjoyed by pupils and staff alike. From visiting the museum:

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Even the miner’s boots were interesting.


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After the museum we got kitted up for a trip down the mine.

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The walk was not too far.

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However the mine entrance was not at all what we were expecting.


And once we got to the entrance we realised just how unglamorous working in a mine was.


And also how dark it was.

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After the mine it was a relief to visit the quarry. Little did we know we had to catch a train! BONUS!

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After a short ride we visited the quarry.

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We then collected a few samples,


Only one sample per child. Some decided bigger was better.


The final activity was reminiscent of the 1849 Gold Rush. Grabbing a pan the children, and staff members, jumped into a stream and tried their luck.

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Although it had been a very cold February day everyone enjoyed themselves.

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That includes the staff.

About Mr Dingley

Year 3 class teacher at Ellel St. John’s Primary school. Maths and D.T. coordinator.

3 Responses to “Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum”

  1. Mrs Thomas March 1, 2016 9:40 am #

    What a fantastic school trip – you are very lucky Hazel and Willow Class to have had the chance to experience so many interesting activities in one day.
    Thank you to Mr Dingley for organising the trip and ll the staff and volunteers who helped out on the day.

  2. Alexis (Stanley's Mum) March 3, 2016 10:03 pm #

    Dear All
    Thank you for taking the children on such a fabulous trip. It is great to be able to see the pictures of the day. Stanley had a brilliant time and was very pleased with his ‘stash’.

  3. Sallie Robinson March 3, 2016 10:18 pm #

    A brilliant school trip. Fantastic hands on learning and action packed. Thank you for arranging such a great experience.

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