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placename:- Keswick Museum
other name:- Keswick Museum and Art Gallery
other name:- Fitz Park Museum and Art Gallery
MDA code:- KESMG
locality:- Keswick
parish Keswick parish, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
museum; art gallery
coordinates:- NY268237
10Km square:- NY22

1Km square NY2623

photograph

Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 8.10.2005

descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) -- presumably relevant

Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by William Ford, published by Charles Thurnham, London, et al, 1839; published 1839-52.
Page 51:-
...
[Keswick] ... Here are two museums, exhibiting the geological history of the surrounding locality, and many foreign curiosities; one was established by the late Mr. Crosthwaite, and is now kept by his son. At both the museums, the various mineral productions of the district are exposed for sale. ...
Page 166:-
[Keswick] ... There are two museums, containing many curiosities, and specimens of the mineralogy and geology of the district. ...
date:- 1839
period:- 19th century, early; 1830s

descriptive text:- West 1778 (11th edn 1821)

Guide book, A Guide to the Lakes, by Thomas West, published by William Pennington, Kendal, Cumbria once Westmorland, and in London, 1778 to 1821.
image WS21P144, button   goto source.
Page 144, footnote:-
While staying at Keswick it may be worth while to see two museums kept there. They contain a great variety of fossils, and other natural curiosities of the country, several pieces of antiquity, and many other articles.
date:- 1778
period:- 18th century, late; 1770s

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes. -- 12.12.2007 -- courtesy of Keswick Museum.
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes; detail, Gatescarth Pass etc. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes; detail, Longsleddale. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes; detail, Longsleddale. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes; detail. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Flintoft's relief map of The Lakes; detail. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Mr Flintoft. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Advertisement for one of the relief maps. -- 12.12.2007

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Mould for Mayson's relief map of The Lakes. -- 12.12.2007
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Mould for Mayson's relief map of The Lakes. -- 12.12.2007

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Richardson and Son's Rock, Bell and Steel Band. -- 19.9.2006 -- courtesy of Keswick Museum
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Richardson and Son's Rock, Bell and Steel Band. -- 19.9.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Richardson and Son's Rock, Bell and Steel Band. -- 19.9.2006

photographs
John Ruskin visited the Crosthwaite Museum in 1830, age eleven, with his parents. In a childhood poem, Iteriad, he wrote:-
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peter Crosthwaite's musical stones, 1785. -- 18.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Peter Crosthwaite's musical stones, 1785. -- 18.3.2011

photographs
A new set o musical stones.
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 18.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 18.3.2011
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- 18.3.2011

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Portrait of Jonathan Otley. -- 19.9.2006
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Jonathan Otley's instruments, etc. -- 19.9.2006

photographs
tiny photograph, 
button to large Keswick Museum -- Keswick -- Keswick -- Cumbria / -- Sheep, from the Gates of Borrowdale by Frederick Clive Newcom (1847-94); notice the smit marks. -- 9.7.2009

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