Keswick Museum and Art Gallery

The local museum contains manuscripts of Wordsworth and Southey, but also an unusual musical instrument. Invented and built (between 1830 and 1843) by Joseph Richardson, it is known as the musical stones of Skiddaw, a sort of "mineral xylophone". It was such a success that Richardson was invited to play before Queen Victoria and toured in France, Germany and Italy.

Useful information

Address:

Main, CA12 5JS Keswick

Phone:

+44 17687 73263

Price:

4 £ (children 2.50 £)

Opening hours

10am-4pm, last admission 30min before closing; closed 24-27 Dec and 31 Dec-2 Jan

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